The downside of my narrow vision is that I'm missing out on most of the great big world. The only upside? Whenever I hear about some neat thing someone does with their time, I'm rather excited by it. For example, take ex-outfielder Darryl Hamilton. He works in the Commissioner's office, doing something that I've never really thought about:
Hamilton, an outfielder who played for five major league teams, including the Mets, is baseball’s senior specialist for on-field operations. Part of his job is fairly traditional and requires reviewing on-field brawls and doling out fines and suspensions to players, coaches, managers and even umpires.
The other part is a little unusual. It requires him to scrutinize the advertisements and other signage that dot outfield walls and the stands in baseball’s 30 stadiums to ensure that they do not hamper the ability of players and umpires to track the ball. It is one of those jobs that, done correctly, goes unnoticed.
I'm tempted to ask about what else in this great big world goes unnoticed, but any answer would negate the premise of the question.