[LMB] We've been discussing gene engineering on people...

Lois Aleta Fundis loisaletafundis at gmail.com
Fri Oct 18 04:49:49 BST 2019

On Sun, Oct 13, 2019 at 8:06 PM Howard Brazee <howard at brazee.net> wrote:

> Baseball is slightly different because first base is on the right.    But
> in many sports such as boxing or fencing the lefty has an advantage because
> lefties are a minority.   need to be facile with both hands, like piano
> players.

I believe first base is on the right because most batters are right-handed,
and so naturally would want to go forward, in the direction they're facing
already, to get to first. Lefties have to turn around a bit when they get a
hit. (Or a walk, but walk doesn't rhyme.  :-)  )  So the field is set up
counter-clockwise. It's also a major reason why good left-handed pitchers
are so highly prized.
Lois Aleta Fundis
loisaletafundis at gmail.com

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