Sunday, July 6, 2014

Sweet Play of the Day - July 6

One of the things that makes baseball different from other sports is that the field of play is unique to each stadium. Every hockey rink, every basketball court, every soccer pitch, and every football gridiron has the same dimensions, and once you're out of bounds, play stops. But while every baseball diamond has 90 feet between the bases and 60 feet 6 inches from the pitcher's mound to home plate, the other aspects of the field, like the dimensions of the outfield fences (and whether's there's a hill out there) and the size of the foul areas varies by stadium. Including, as these catch by Oakland A's third baseman Josh Donaldson shows, what kind of stuff lying in the foul areas you might run into.

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