2006 Photo Outtakes #46
by Ken Arneson
2007-02-13 1:46

Baserunning, Umpires

Little known baserunning fact: while baseball players are required to run the bases in a counter-clockwise direction, baseball umpires run the bases clockwise, as shown above.

Comments: 5
1.   dianagramr
2007-02-13 07:52

1.  Do they also do this in the southern hemisphere as well?

2.   Brent is a Dodger Fan
2007-02-13 09:28

2.  1 No, silly. In the southern hemisphere, the umpires run backwards.

3.   John Seal
2007-02-13 10:05

3.  I didn't know umpires ran those Little League-style relay races.

4.   mehmattski
2007-02-13 10:48

4.  Where's Gary Cooper?

5.   Greg Brock
2007-02-14 00:21

5.  4 Nice catch. "High Noon" indeed.

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