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HBT Daily: Answering your Twitter Questions

May 3, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

Including why batters run the bases counterclockwise.  Gettin’ ready to drop some science on you. Be prepared.

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  1. captainwisdom8888 - May 3, 2013 at 12:53 PM

    Well if base runners ran clockwise instead, than you’re infielders would have to be left-handed to more efficiently throw to 1st base and “turn two.” Also, righty hitters would be able to take their swing’s momentum straight towards 1st base, quite like lefty hitters do under the current rules.

    Obviously the game was designed for predominantly right-handed players.

    • stlouis1baseball - May 3, 2013 at 1:18 PM

      Man…you really are the Captain of all things wisdom related aren’t you?

  2. Caught Looking - May 3, 2013 at 12:55 PM

    Why does Craig point to his junk when he’s talking about being below the equator?

  3. apmn - May 3, 2013 at 1:02 PM

    Sure, it is counterclockwise from your surface-centric perspective. You never even stop to think about the mole-people who hear the players running clockwise from below, do you? Why do you hate mole-people?

    • El Bravo - May 3, 2013 at 1:14 PM

      Just another anti-molepersonite. Craig probably denies the molecaust ever happened as well.

      • uwsptke - May 3, 2013 at 2:53 PM

        I have nothing against moles. It’s the voles I despise. Every spring I get the same surprise as the snow melts away, revealing their elaborate just-under-the-lawn labrynth of infestation. Death to them, I say.

      • El Bravo - May 3, 2013 at 2:59 PM

        I have the same lingering feelings toward seagulls and canadian geese. As an ex-lifeguard, we are natural enemies.

      • nothanksimdriving123 - May 3, 2013 at 3:48 PM

        Sorry Bravo, but unless you see geese carrying passports (or, even less frequently, hockey sticks) they are Canada geese, not Canadian geese. They are very finicky and asked me to post this. Threatened to decorate my car, truth be told.

      • El Bravo - May 3, 2013 at 3:54 PM

        That’s El Bravo to you, slick. All Canadian geese carry passports. How else do you expect them to migrate across the border?

  4. Max Power - May 3, 2013 at 1:37 PM

    Enjoyed the new “New Albany After Dark” background theme.

  5. dink53 - May 3, 2013 at 2:29 PM

    Nice product placement with the Fastball Flakes. Where did you put the Miggy’s Salsa?

    • Craig Calcaterra - May 3, 2013 at 4:14 PM

      We don’t have any yet. I’m sure it will be back there soon.

    • gloccamorra - May 3, 2013 at 7:34 PM

      Um, are these regional delectables, or are they available nationally? In the old days, you could find everything at Piggly-Wiggly, but not so today.

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