Am in NYC for a conference. Went for a wee perambulation in the park this evening. and lo and behold (what can this phrase mean), a many faceted baseball diamond on Heckscher Ballfield in Central park.
This field has four diamond, one in each corner. And it’s small enough that the “outfields” don’t just touch, they actually interpenetrate. This means that as you are playing one game, you have to pay attention to developments in three others. The alternative is terrible collisions, dropped balls, tears and recriminations.
When there is a “heavy hitter” at the plate, each center fielder actually plays facing the center fielder from the game opposite his own.
You can choose your own referent, but if baseball is America’s game, perhaps Heckscher’s field is telling us something.
Your faithful correspondent n the park.