Please Gearbox, do one of three things for the fastball.
Make it an early game drop, so it’s more fun and viable.
Give it the power it deserves. It’s supposed to be an op grenade. That was it’s whole point in BL2. Some characters were especially good with it, but all characters could still use it.
Finally? Please just let it die in BL3. If it’s never going to be like it’s BL2 ancestor, then just please let it go. It’s sad to watch you guys buff it every 2 or 3 months and test it in game, only to realize you guys still don’t understand why people liked it in the last game. Just let it go. Straight up delete it or replace it. Cause it’s just depressing hoping you will ever try to make it decent.