“Why did they put the stadium there?” you ask.
This all started when CJ asked which three baseball stadiums formed the smallest triangle. And we agreed it had to be the Brewers, the White Sox, and the Cubs, because Milwaukee and Chicago are really close together.
But it seems like cheating to use two teams in the same city. The most elegant way to forbid that is to ask the question one league at a time. Which three American League parks form the smallest triangle? And what about the National League?
First of all, what does “smallest” mean? There are lots of choices, but (perhaps inspired by the summer we played a lot of Ingress) we asked for the triangle with the smallest area. Which means you don’t just want the parks to be close together, you want them to be almost collinear!
I asked on Twitter and got lots of proposed answers. But it wasn’t obvious to…
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