The Batter's Eye is a solid-colored, usually dark area beyond the centerfield wall that is the visual backdrop directly in the line of sight of a baseballbatter, while facing the pitcher and awaiting a pitch. This dark surface allows the batter to see the pitched ball against a dark and uncluttered background, as much for the batter's safety as anything. The use of a batter's background has been standard in baseball (as well as cricket) since at least the late 1800s. A view of the playing field at Busch Stadium II St. ... Barry Bonds batting Photo:Agência Brasil In baseball, batting is the act of facing the opposing pitcher and trying to produce offense for ones team. ... A baseball pitcher delivers the ball to home plate In baseball, the pitcher is the player who throws the baseball from the pitchers mound toward the catcher to begin each play, with the goal of retiring a batter who attempts to either make contact with it or draw a... For the insect, see Cricket (insect). ...
The area is usually painted black, which allows batters to track the ball as it is pitched. If there are seats behind center field, they are painted black and not occupied during baseball games, as the "black bleachers" section is directly in front of them. If fans were allowed to sit in this section, it would create an unfair pitcher's advantage, as it would make it virtually impossible for batters to track the ball if a substantial number of fans were wearing white shirts.
One example of a batter's background is the black area in center-field of Yankee Stadium. At one time, there were seats where the black area is now, but because of distractions the seats were removed and the area painted black. Yankee Stadium is the home stadium of the New York Yankees, a major league baseball team. ...
Some stadiums have rotating billboards in this area. Advertisements can be displayed in between innings, while a black surface is rotated in while the game is in play.
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