"Use other words please."

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It is fitting to steal this concept from a man named "Sinker," no?

Andy K, Saturday, 23 June 2007 13:16 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"dish"

"base knock"

Andy K, Saturday, 23 June 2007 13:17 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"walk off"

Andy K, Saturday, 23 June 2007 13:22 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"Outing" applies on this thread, too.

Andy K, Saturday, 23 June 2007 13:24 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"northpaw"

Dimension 5ive, Saturday, 23 June 2007 15:40 (eleven years ago) Permalink

j/k, really I meant "savvy"

Dimension 5ive, Saturday, 23 June 2007 16:22 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"little things," of course

mattbot, Saturday, 23 June 2007 16:59 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Oh man, Astros pbp guy Brett Dolan uses "pillow" instead of "base" sometimes and I shudder every time.

boldbury, Saturday, 23 June 2007 17:39 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"slow cheese"
"ribbies"
"dingers"

Michael F Gill, Saturday, 23 June 2007 18:09 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Yes, anything involving cheese.

"Electric stuff" (however it could be said that St. Louis Cardinal Mike Maroth has "acoustic stuff)

Andy K, Saturday, 23 June 2007 20:06 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I'm guessing minor league announcers would be a gold mine of stuff, you'd hear "Great googlely moogely, he smashed that ball" or something.

Other good ones I've heard:

On a 3-2 pitch: "Well, enough of this shilly shally, time for the payoff"

During shots of anxious managers: "He's pacing like an expectant father"

"He tomahawked that ball"

Michael F Gill, Saturday, 23 June 2007 21:08 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"filthy"

jergïns, Saturday, 23 June 2007 21:44 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"he put some mustard on that"

Michael F Gill, Saturday, 23 June 2007 22:13 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"Electric stuff" (however it could be said that St. Louis Cardinal Mike Maroth has "acoustic stuff)

BANJO PITCHER

David R., Saturday, 23 June 2007 23:07 (eleven years ago) Permalink

He was throwing some slow cheese while playing pepper, so the batter really put some mustard on it when he hit it.

Michael F Gill, Saturday, 23 June 2007 23:41 (eleven years ago) Permalink

...aaaand, he puts the squeeze on it for the out.

Rock Hardy, Sunday, 24 June 2007 03:37 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"he got all of THAT one"

Dimension 5ive, Sunday, 24 June 2007 04:10 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"tim mccarver in just a moment"

mookieproof, Sunday, 24 June 2007 04:54 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"caught it RIGHT in the breadbasket!"

Michael F Gill, Sunday, 24 June 2007 06:26 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"tim mccarver in just a moment"

WINNER!

90% of all home run euphemisms

"he can (fill in the blank) with one swing of the bat"

NoTimeBeforeTime, Sunday, 24 June 2007 10:10 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"Scuffling"
"Right in his wheelhouse"

craven, Monday, 25 June 2007 01:44 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"An A-Bomb for A-Rod!"

but really, d5 otm with northpaw (I swear I just heard that for the first time the other day)

G00blar, Monday, 25 June 2007 03:06 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"crooked numbers"

Andy K, Monday, 25 June 2007 03:42 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"picket fence"

boldbury, Monday, 25 June 2007 04:17 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"a-rod"/"k-rod"/"f-rod"/etc

mookieproof, Monday, 25 June 2007 04:21 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i presume you mean not just the rod family, but any consonant hyphen first syllable of last name combo?

(i.e. j-roll, b-rob)

j.q higgins, Monday, 25 June 2007 12:45 (eleven years ago) Permalink

The recent ESPN proliferation of "on the bump" (for on the mound) is VERY annoying.

Dr Morbius, Monday, 25 June 2007 14:27 (eleven years ago) Permalink

SPEAKING OF ESPN: "Fill thine horn with oil and go."

Andy K, Monday, 25 June 2007 14:51 (eleven years ago) Permalink

The hell is that?

& I'll admit, I haven't had the pleasure of hearing "northpaw" used yet.

David R., Monday, 25 June 2007 15:26 (eleven years ago) Permalink

yeah, me neither. slow cheese is a new one to me, too.

j.q higgins, Monday, 25 June 2007 15:55 (eleven years ago) Permalink

The hell is that?

Steve Berthiaume, possibly a reader of the Bible. The other night, he said it three times within the span of one segment. It's what he often says when someone hits a home run.

Andy K, Monday, 25 June 2007 21:14 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"He wasn't/isn't a world beater..."

Andy K, Monday, 25 June 2007 21:15 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"Fastball right down Broadway"

Michael F Gill, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 00:40 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"SCATTERED (x) hits through (x) innings"

Stormy Davis, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 02:23 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"NO-NO," so fuckin' stupid

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 13:39 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I still hate "slurve"

and honestly "stray-rod" wasn't THAT funny media, get over it

Will M., Tuesday, 26 June 2007 14:38 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i like "no-no". always brings doc ellis to mind.

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 15:02 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Referring to a player as a "piece."

Andy K, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 16:36 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Referring to a slider as a "slide-piece."

Stormy Davis, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 17:03 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Referring to a player as a "piece."

-- Andy K, Tuesday, June 26, 2007 9:36 AM (34 minutes ago)

I do this quite a bit. Usually followed by "...of shit" (eg, Neifi, Armando, etc.)

Steve Shasta, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 17:12 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"IT IS WHAT IT IS"

mookieproof, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 17:39 (eleven years ago) Permalink

We could just cut & paste a Yankee radio broadcast, & it would be chock-full of SHUT THE FUCK UP sort of things.

David R., Tuesday, 26 June 2007 18:23 (eleven years ago) Permalink

<i>"SCATTERED (x) hits through (x) innings"</i>

This phrase approaches funny as the number of innings decreases, though. E.g.: "Weaver scattered seven hits over one-third of an inning in an 8-3 loss to the Royals."

mattbot, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 19:06 (eleven years ago) Permalink

That's when "clustered" becomes useful, though no one -- that I know of -- has thought to use it.

Andy K, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 19:15 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"frozen rope"

earlnash, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 23:53 (eleven years ago) Permalink

maybe it's just hockey but i am tired of hearing "highly coveted" re: draft picks and/or players.

also i hate (and this one must be baseball specific): Halfties. Which may be made up (I found it when doing an urbandictionary search for frozen rope)

Will M., Wednesday, 27 June 2007 00:45 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"can o' corn"

boldbury, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 02:04 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"ball one as he balloons the fastball upstairs"

Michael F Gill, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 02:20 (eleven years ago) Permalink

calling bases "sacks", ie, "ground ball to the second sacker"

Michael F Gill, Saturday, 7 July 2007 01:02 (eleven years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

hanging offspeed pitch = "that was like a rising soap bubble"

Michael F Gill, Saturday, 21 July 2007 03:23 (eleven years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

El Duque's 50-60 MPH curve/offspeeder = "the bugs bunny curve" or "the dipsy doodle"

Michael F Gill, Sunday, 19 August 2007 18:55 (eleven years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

batter coming up with the bases loaded = "he's coming to the plate with the ducks on the pond"

Michael F Gill, Saturday, 8 September 2007 16:28 (eleven years ago) Permalink

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_baseball_jargon

mattbot, Thursday, 13 September 2007 22:17 (eleven years ago) Permalink

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_baseball_jargon_%28P%29#pick_me_up

pick me up

Often said by a hitter who has just made an out, to the next hitter, usually with ducks on the pond. In effect the player is saying, "Please succeed where I have failed (so I don't get blamed for failing to knock in the runner)."

mattbot, Thursday, 13 September 2007 22:19 (eleven years ago) Permalink

There's a sudden dull pain in the back of my head.

Andy K, Friday, 14 September 2007 21:18 (eleven years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

hard hit single: "that ball had some serious english on it"

Michael F Gill, Thursday, 24 April 2008 18:48 (ten years ago) Permalink

barely related Uecker quote: "The bases are loaded, like I wish I was"

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 24 April 2008 18:55 (ten years ago) Permalink

hard hit single: "that ball had some serious english on it"

hmmm, "english" would mean to me that it had a serious curve to it. like in pool when you strike the cue on one side of the vertical axis to give it some spin?

chicago kevin, Thursday, 24 April 2008 19:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

actually the ball in question did have some spin on it.

Michael F Gill, Friday, 25 April 2008 03:30 (ten years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

There are some Two-way words, like it’s okay for Curt Gowdy to say ‘Roberto Clemente has two balls on him.’ But he can’t say, ‘I think he hurt his balls on that play Tony, don’t you? He’s holding them. He must have hurt them by God.’

RIP

Dr Morbius, Monday, 23 June 2008 17:45 (ten years ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

TILT

Andy K, Saturday, 11 April 2009 15:24 (nine years ago) Permalink

Scouting lingo : "(type of pitch) sits at (speed of pitch)"

Andy K, Saturday, 11 April 2009 15:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

"Speed guy" (why not "base stealer"?), often heard on Baseball Tonight and on MLB Network.

Not sure how that caught on.

Andy K, Thursday, 9 September 2010 13:53 (eight years ago) Permalink

first-to-third speed often > base stealing

anything but "difference-maker"

Pretty sure I heard aaron Boone use both "points on the board" and "both sides of the ball" last night. Wrong sport, dipshit.

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 9 September 2010 15:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

"professional hitter" (aka "marginal veteran")

Andy K, Friday, 10 September 2010 12:28 (eight years ago) Permalink

Referring to a slider as a "slide-piece."

GAHHHH

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Friday, 10 September 2010 12:39 (eight years ago) Permalink

"unanswered runs" and its variations always bugs me.

bnw, Friday, 10 September 2010 18:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

eleven months pass...

"crooked numbers"

― Andy K, Sunday, June 24, 2007 10:42 PM (4 years ago)

ugh ugh ugh, hate this one -- esp when it comes out of Chip Caray's mouth.

L.P. Hovercraft (WmC), Wednesday, 10 August 2011 00:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

"toe the slab"

A Chuck Person's Guide to Mark Aguirre (Andy K), Wednesday, 10 August 2011 01:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

gary thorne just referred to a 'great piece of hit-and-run' after his color guy (bordick?) used 'great piece of hitting' twice in an inning

mookieproof, Wednesday, 15 May 2013 17:09 (five years ago) Permalink

on the occasion of e5 losing a bat into the crowd:

"that helicoptered right into that guys dome"

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 22 May 2013 01:00 (five years ago) Permalink

Campaign

Andy K, Saturday, 25 May 2013 20:30 (five years ago) Permalink

"And it's a three-RBI homer."

Guayaquil (eephus!), Saturday, 25 May 2013 21:54 (five years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Calling base hits "safeties." Shut up, Chip Caray, every rain delay is your grandfather pissing down on your head.

cops on horse (WilliamC), Sunday, 11 August 2013 01:26 (five years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

ron darling "totally different facing roark whos a paint masterson"

johnny crunch, Saturday, 1 August 2015 01:05 (three years ago) Permalink

can't believe you're questioning a yale product like that

just be happy you weren't told about the time he started against frank viola and the johnnies

mookieproof, Saturday, 1 August 2015 01:19 (three years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

calling players on rosters 'pieces'

mookieproof, Wednesday, 11 November 2015 23:13 (three years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

"cheese at the knees"

Michael F Gill, Sunday, 22 May 2016 18:01 (two years ago) Permalink

"nibble"

Andy K, Wednesday, 1 June 2016 02:25 (two years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

calling players on rosters 'pieces'

― mookieproof, Wednesday, November 11, 2015 6:13 PM (two years ago)

also 'arms' and 'bats' for pitchers/ hitters

mookieproof, Friday, 20 July 2018 15:24 (eight months ago) Permalink

Can we at least sort out the pitchers from the catchers

F# A# (∞), Friday, 20 July 2018 15:28 (eight months ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

The Philly Inquirer's 1921 use of "moist deliverymen" to describe spitball pitchers just sent a shudder through my entire body pic.twitter.com/uW63UYW62v

— Emma Baccellieri (@emmabaccellieri) March 12, 2019

mookieproof, Tuesday, 12 March 2019 19:26 (one week ago) Permalink


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