i owe a huge apology to ranger fans for the major jinx i put on wash’s bunch in last night’s post. if you recall, i pretty much elevated the home team to ruthian status and declared them the world series champs long before miguel cabrerra’s blast iced the game tonight. oops.
sorry. maybe michael young will wake up before 3:15 tomorrow.
anyway, back to the brilliance of baseball. through the years, i have extolled many things about the great game. here’s a new reason: baseball slang.
baseball has a language unique to itself. words that reach back a hundred years. phrases that are steeped in tradition and baseball lore. a clandestine vernacular known only to the hidden fraternity.
here a few of my favorites. how many of them can you define?
Around the horn
Ducks on the pond
Tools of ignorance
do you have any favorites i should have mentioned?