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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. 22.214.171.124 (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"? 126.96.36.199 (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)
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)
I did it. There is a picture of a baseball game at the top now, and the diagram of positions has been relocated lower. → Michael JⓉⒸⓂ 06:23, 10 May 2015 (UTC)
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It says you need a bat, ball, glove, bases(field). But what about a helment? I suggest that you add a helment to the equipment. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jroles7 (talk • contribs) 20:28, 12 May 2015 (UTC)
A helmet is required by rule at certain levels of the game, but it is not absolutely necessary to play baseball. It isn't wise to play without a helmet, but it is possible. → Michael JⓉⒸⓂ 13:35, 14 May 2015 (UTC)