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This is a great question and it is very observant on your part. I don't think most people realize that the infield is really a square. I don't know maybe it is just me. The reason it is a diamond and a square is because the infield is a square laid on its side. It is just that simple as I see it. It's just simple geometry. A square is any quadrilateral figure with four equal sides and four right angles, regardless of the way the figure is rotated or positioned. A diamond is any square or rhombus whose longest diagonal is aligned vertically. Therefore, geometrically speaking, the infield is both a square and a diamond.

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