Why aren't all MLB field dimensions the same? Yeah, the distance from pitcher rubber to home plate is the same at all stadiums. The distance between bases at all stadiums is the same. But that's where it ends. Fence distance and height is different at all stadiums! Even the foul ball territory is not consistent. Boston has a short fence in right at the foul poll. Houston has that stupid "hump" in center field. Who the hell ok'd that shit? The NFL has the same dimensions for ALL of it's fields. The only thing you can change is the playing surface. You can have grass or turf. That's it! You can't move the goals posts back further, you can't make the field shorter. The NBA is the same as well. Probably every other sport in the world has rigidly regulated field dimensions. But not Baseball for some reason. Yeah, I've heard the argument that short fences help a hitting team, and long fences help a pitching team. But it seems grossly unfair to the player, especially the outfielder, to have to adjust his game to the field he's playing on. Which would be every field. Can anyone explain why this is, how it started and why it continues?