Thursday, September 20, 2018

[mqlxmztd] Baseball diamond

The bases in baseball do not have to make a square: any rhombus will still have the bases the same distance apart.  Consider a narrower field: bring first and third closer to each other.

The original motivation was to bring spectators closer to the action, though they might need more protection from foul balls.

It will be harder to hit the ball in play because of the narrower angle between the base paths from home plate.  It will be harder to round second as a baserunner because of the sharp angle.  It will be harder for the catcher to throw someone out trying to steal second.

Previously, making the field of play much wider.

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