What are the basics of how
Double Diamond Baseball is played?
The new and Improved Double
Diamond Baseball format is played on two interlocking baseball diamonds. The 1st batter in
the lineup utilizes the traditional baseball diamond and runs the traditional counter
clockwise direction. After the 1st bat is completed the next batter then runs the
opposite directions utilizing the added double diamond layout. The batters alternate
directions after each at bat. The format creates intense multi directional base running
situations which requires more concentration from the fielders. This version compliments
traditional baseball very well at the same time increases the games excitement factor.
This version will be utilized for the leagues 2010 season. See General Rules
Are there other
methods/formats of Double Diamond Baseball?
Yes over the last three years
the NXBL has made many variation utilizing the double diamond field layout. These
versions, called Xtreme Baseball, involve having both teams playing on the field at the
same time in which pitchers alternate pitches to the opposing batters after a full
at bat. The batters run the bases according to the diamond on which they are
batting. This version is also very exciting to watch however the NXBL
changed its format during it last year of operation using its
simplified Double Diamond Format.
What makes Double Diamond
First, Double Diamond Baseball is not an Extreme Sport as classified in today's modern
terms, meaning it is generally no more dangerous to play then traditional baseball. The
reason why it is xtreme is because it implements an "extreme version" of
traditional baseball. To eliminate the misconception of the word "extreme"
the league is now branding "Double Diamond Baseball" as its
official name for the sport.
Is Double Diamond Baseball
hard to play?
The hardest thing about playing Double Diamond Baseball is for the batters to run the
right directions according to the diamond they are batting on. Other then that, the same
basic playing skills apply however it does take more concentration when batting and
Is Double Diamond Baseball hard to watch?
The newest version of Double Diamond Baseball is no harder to understand then
traditional baseball. The former versions do challenge the mental abilities of
concentration by forcing one too expand there mind set in a multi dimensional level.
It challenges the mind to become an ambidextrous thinker and observer so to speak.
It simply creates a more balanced format then traditional baseball
Does playing Double Diamond
Baseball improve players general playing skills?
Yes, players who play Double Diamond Baseball tend to improve their playing skills
because it creates new fielding situations for them to field. It also helps players
improve upon their mental concentration and reaction time.
Where are Double Diamond
Baseball games being played?
Games are being played in several locations throughout FL.
The leagues 2010 season also plans to expand teams in the Northeast US. Other
expansion teams throughout the US are planed in 2010 and 2011.
Is it easy to modify a
traditional regulation baseball field in order to play Double Diamond Baseball?
Yes, being that the modifications do not alter or cover any of the pre existing grass
areas of a regulation size baseball field the set is up is very easy. The simplicity of
the general field setup can be compared to how fields are switched from baseball to
softball modifications and dimensions.
Is the NXBL a professional league:
The NXBL currently operates as independent league that utilizes a combination of
amateur and professional players. All teams are part of the leagues profit sharing
program. Profits (if any) are distributed between teams on a per game basis.