When we were kids, our parents had a house built on a couple acres of land. Our home was situated several hundred yards back from the main road on our wooded property. Our dad, being the cool guy he was, built a baseball diamond, complete with backstop in front of the house. As an adult, I recall it must have been quite an eyesore from the street, and really not very aesthetically pleasing landscaping. Still, I don't think our mom ever complained about out baseball diamond. It provided many summers of entertainment for us and the neighborhood kids (the few there were). Boy, our dad was cool.
Our family lives in the sprawling suburbs. Our home owners association would likely have a fit if we even attempted to put a baseball diamond in our front yard. Yet, the kids want to play baseball. They play behind our house, with their batters box facing the house. Yes they are hitting fly balls at the house with its three 6ft sliding glass doors. Anyone else think this is a REALLY, REALLY bad idea?