Hey guys, I'm currently in the process of writing an informative speech about some oddities in baseball. Some of the topics I've chosen are 1) Why do baseball parks have different dimensions in the outfield 2) Why do baseball managers wear uniforms 3) Where do some older baseball teams get their names?
These are just a few ideas I've come up with, and I figured where else would I get the best information than from some of the brightest fans!? I have some good info already on topic number 2. And I know how some teams got their names (newspapers renamed Chicago's national league team the Cubs). As for the stadium dimensions questions, all I've come up with so far is that they were built due to the stadiums location in the city, and to city regulations.
Does anyone have any suggestions about where I can find some more info about these subjects? Or any other ideas for oddities in baseball? Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to have the BCB faithful do my research for me. I'm going to keep digging despite what I get from here. Just wanted to pick the brains of the most knowledgable fans in baseball. Doesn't hurt to ask right? So what do you guys think? I appreciate your inputs.......