"Use other words please."

Message Bookmarked
Bookmark Removed

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

Andy K, Saturday, 23 June 2007 13:16 (twelve years ago) link

"dish"

"base knock"

Andy K, Saturday, 23 June 2007 13:17 (twelve years ago) link

"walk off"

Andy K, Saturday, 23 June 2007 13:22 (twelve years ago) link

"Outing" applies on this thread, too.

Andy K, Saturday, 23 June 2007 13:24 (twelve years ago) link

"northpaw"

Dimension 5ive, Saturday, 23 June 2007 15:40 (twelve years ago) link

j/k, really I meant "savvy"

Dimension 5ive, Saturday, 23 June 2007 16:22 (twelve years ago) link

"little things," of course

mattbot, Saturday, 23 June 2007 16:59 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

"slow cheese"
"ribbies"
"dingers"

Michael F Gill, Saturday, 23 June 2007 18:09 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

"filthy"

jergïns, Saturday, 23 June 2007 21:44 (twelve years ago) link

"he put some mustard on that"

Michael F Gill, Saturday, 23 June 2007 22:13 (twelve years ago) link

"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 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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

Rock Hardy, Sunday, 24 June 2007 03:37 (twelve years ago) link

"he got all of THAT one"

Dimension 5ive, Sunday, 24 June 2007 04:10 (twelve years ago) link

"tim mccarver in just a moment"

mookieproof, Sunday, 24 June 2007 04:54 (twelve years ago) link

"caught it RIGHT in the breadbasket!"

Michael F Gill, Sunday, 24 June 2007 06:26 (twelve years ago) link

"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 (twelve years ago) link

"Scuffling"
"Right in his wheelhouse"

craven, Monday, 25 June 2007 01:44 (twelve years ago) link

"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 (twelve years ago) link

"crooked numbers"

Andy K, Monday, 25 June 2007 03:42 (twelve years ago) link

"picket fence"

boldbury, Monday, 25 June 2007 04:17 (twelve years ago) link

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

mookieproof, Monday, 25 June 2007 04:21 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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

Dr Morbius, Monday, 25 June 2007 14:27 (twelve years ago) link

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

Andy K, Monday, 25 June 2007 14:51 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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

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

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 (twelve years ago) link

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

Andy K, Monday, 25 June 2007 21:15 (twelve years ago) link

"Fastball right down Broadway"

Michael F Gill, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 00:40 (twelve years ago) link

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

Stormy Davis, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 02:23 (twelve years ago) link

"NO-NO," so fuckin' stupid

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 13:39 (twelve years ago) link

I still hate "slurve"

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

Will M., Tuesday, 26 June 2007 14:38 (twelve years ago) link

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

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

Referring to a player as a "piece."

Andy K, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 16:36 (twelve years ago) link

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

Stormy Davis, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 17:03 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

"IT IS WHAT IT IS"

mookieproof, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 17:39 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

<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 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

"frozen rope"

earlnash, Tuesday, 26 June 2007 23:53 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

"can o' corn"

boldbury, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 02:04 (twelve years ago) link

"ball one as he balloons the fastball upstairs"

Michael F Gill, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 02:20 (twelve years ago) link

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

Michael F Gill, Saturday, 7 July 2007 01:02 (twelve years ago) link

two weeks pass...

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

Michael F Gill, Saturday, 21 July 2007 03:23 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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

mattbot, Thursday, 13 September 2007 22:17 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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

Andy K, Friday, 14 September 2007 21:18 (twelve years ago) link

seven months pass...

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

Michael F Gill, Thursday, 24 April 2008 18:48 (eleven years ago) link

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

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 24 April 2008 18:55 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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

Michael F Gill, Friday, 25 April 2008 03:30 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

nine months pass...

TILT

Andy K, Saturday, 11 April 2009 15:24 (ten years ago) link

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

Andy K, Saturday, 11 April 2009 15:25 (ten years ago) link

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 (nine years ago) link

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 (nine years ago) link

"professional hitter" (aka "marginal veteran")

Andy K, Friday, 10 September 2010 12:28 (nine years ago) link

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

GAHHHH

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

"unanswered runs" and its variations always bugs me.

bnw, Friday, 10 September 2010 18:26 (nine years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

"toe the slab"

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

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 (six years ago) link

"oppo"

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 (six years ago) link

Campaign

Andy K, Saturday, 25 May 2013 20:30 (six years ago) link

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

Guayaquil (eephus!), Saturday, 25 May 2013 21:54 (six years ago) link

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 (six years ago) link

one year passes...

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

johnny crunch, Saturday, 1 August 2015 01:05 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

three months pass...

calling players on rosters 'pieces'

mookieproof, Wednesday, 11 November 2015 23:13 (four years ago) link

six months pass...

"cheese at the knees"

Michael F Gill, Sunday, 22 May 2016 18:01 (three years ago) link

"nibble"

Andy K, Wednesday, 1 June 2016 02:25 (three years ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

Can we at least sort out the pitchers from the catchers

F# A# (∞), Friday, 20 July 2018 15:28 (one year ago) link

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 (eight months ago) link

one month passes...

"NO-NO," so fuckin' stupid

― Dr Morbius, Tuesday, June 26, 2007 9:39 AM (eleven years ago)

otm

mookieproof, Wednesday, 8 May 2019 14:53 (six months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Montas not missing many bats early on.

— Martín Gallegos (@MartinJGallegos) May 22, 2019

mookieproof, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 17:58 (five months ago) link

"elite"

(already complained about that one on the phrases-that-annoy thread)

clemenza, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 18:11 (five months ago) link

"I'm Ted Fucking Williams--I'm a fucking elite hitter."

It just doesn't work.

clemenza, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 18:12 (five months ago) link

elite as an adjective? as a noun it's unavoidable and p useful in my profession (vidya games. it's what you call specialized badguys who aren't bosses but aren't nobodys)

deus ex majima (Will M.), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 18:33 (five months ago) link

As an adjective, meaning great, or one of the best. It just somehow seems pretentious to me.

clemenza, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 18:47 (five months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/UOdfGUg.jpg

mookieproof, Tuesday, 28 May 2019 22:38 (five months ago) link

two months pass...

stop saying 'moved' instead of 'traded'

mookieproof, Wednesday, 31 July 2019 15:38 (three months ago) link

two months pass...

We've had three "professional hitters" in the last three minutes.

— Craig Calcaterra (@craigcalcaterra) October 2, 2019

mookieproof, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 00:53 (one month ago) link

Matt Stairs tribute

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 00:55 (one month ago) link

Is the subtext that the remaining hitters are amateur hour bush leagers?

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 00:58 (one month ago) link

actually i think the subtext is that they’re not very good at anything else

mookieproof, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 01:06 (one month ago) link


You must be logged in to post. Please either login here, or if you are not registered, you may register here.