center field

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center field

  1. (baseball) The part of a baseball field which is beyond the infield and straight ahead left if you stand on home plate and face the pitcher.
  2. (baseball) The defensive position in the outfield in the middle, typically played by a player that can run fast.
  3. (idiomatic) A central role in some activity that requires speed.
    I'd be happy to play center field on this proposal. I can cover a lot of ground.

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