Talk:Baseball

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Confusing diagram[edit]

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This diagram is confusing because, while I realise it is primarily intended to depict fielding positions, one naturally assumes that the labels "1B FIRST BASE", "2B SECOND BASE" and "3B THIRD BASE" are in the positions of the respective bases. It seems from other diagrams (including one later in this article) that "second base" is not in the position shown, but is actually at the corner of the square. As this diagram is the first thing one sees when one comes to the article, I feel it really ought to be clearer. 86.160.83.253 (talk) 19:32, 23 May 2013 (UTC)

The diagram is labeled as the nine fielding positions. I'm not sure I'm in love the digram itself or why it needs to be at the top of the page, but I don't think it's confusing. Ckruschke (talk) 19:42, 23 May 2013 (UTC)Ckruschke
That may be because you are already familiar with the layout of a baseball field. Try to put yourself in the position of someone who knows nothing whatsoever about baseball. Don't you think they might assume that second base is located at, um, the position labelled "SECOND BASE"? 86.160.83.253 (talk) 20:01, 23 May 2013 (UTC)
I think the issue is that the diagram fails to distinguish between the player and the location on the field, that is "first base" vs "first baseman" or "right field" vs "right fielder". Mindmatrix 20:24, 23 May 2013 (UTC)
The second baseman doesn't stand behind the second base, but several feet to one side, and the shortstop stands on the other side.

The person is trying to say that the diagram should say second baseman instead of second base. Joey Gallo (talk) 00:11, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

Incorrect grammar[edit]

It should be "the team with MORE runs", not "most runs". "More" is comparative and used for two teams; "most" implies three or more teams. However, this may be another part of grammar that Americans have destroyed, so it might be technically correct nowadays. I hope not, but appreciate that language evolves.— Preceding unsigned comment added by 2.216.118.45 (talkcontribs)

Resolved by using greater number of, which may or may not be better. Mindmatrix 14:38, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

Bad Sentence Structure[edit]

The sentence "A player on the batting team can stop at any of the bases and later advance on a teammate's hit or other means." is a little unclear to me. Maybe the sentence can be cleared up? Buscus 3 (talk) 16:29, 19 April 2014 (UTC)

Red question icon with gradient background.svg Not done: it's not clear what changes you want made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. Jackmcbarn (talk) 16:59, 19 April 2014 (UTC)
Perhaps change the sentence so it's clear that runners stop after each hit appropriately and after special means so it doesn't sound like they walk around and on a whim, stop at third and then wait for the next hit. (Buscus 3 (talk) 06:12, 20 April 2014 (UTC))
Exactly what do you want the sentence to say? I should be able to copy and paste it from your message into the article. Jackmcbarn (talk) 14:35, 20 April 2014 (UTC)
I'm not sure exactly, but I suggested it for better sentence structure. Buscus 3 (talk) 01:21, 30 April 2014 (UTC)
In any case, you're autoconfirmed now, so you can edit it yourself now. Jackmcbarn (talk) 01:36, 30 April 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 28 May 2014[edit]

Every sport's team of every kind and pedigree should always include one physically challenged player during every contest.

Please SHARE.75.0.237.139 (talk) 00:51, 28 May 2014 (UTC)
Red question icon with gradient background.svg Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 01:05, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Position Numbering[edit]

I do not have a source to back this, but does the DH get assigned the number 1 even though he does not play on the field? Joey Gallo (talk) 00:10, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

No prominent picture of a ball field?[edit]

I just had a quick suggestion to make - it seems odd that to find just a picture of a (real) baseball field, you have to scroll down pretty far, and then it's only a very small picture. IMO, to someone who knows nothing of baseball, the 2D diagrams wouldn't give a good idea of what a ball field looks like in real life. Shouldn't something like this be a bit more prominent? Brightnsalty (talk) 22:09, 3 August 2014 (UTC)