Baseball is hailed as America’s pastime. The experience of going to the ballpark for a game is unmatched. The air smells different, the hot dogs taste better and the weather is always perfect. But what if you live in a place where the weather isn’t always perfect? Some of these cities have built indoor baseball parks. While the field is protected from the weather, the downsides greatly outweigh the ability to play the game during foul weather.
The most obvious of these down falls is that if there’s no natural light grass can’t be grown, thus the need for artificial turf. Artificial turf is harder than natural grass and not only makes a baseball roll faster, but also makes it bounce higher forcing the players to increase their reaction time to compensate for the field conditions. The roof of an indoor ballpark poses a different problem. Since they are usually a white or dull grey color, the combination of the lights and roof color often will camouflage a fly ball making it difficult for a fielder to see. Not to mention the lack of fresh air and the feeling of sunshine and a cool breeze while you enjoy the game.
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