"Okay, so this will be first base. The pink flowers, second. Let's use the beach chair for third. No, fold it down. No, you don't have to stand on it."
Ball gets hit.
Someone runs to first.
"She's out! She's out! She didn't touch the base!"
"But James, it's a gnome!"
Well, that explains everything.
[This heard during a lively game of wiffle ball up on the mountain today.]
note: this is an un-official photo of the gnome in question.