Denver, CO (PRWEB) May 30, 2004
An estimated 145 million Americans are baseball fans. That means that lots of people will spend a great deal of time hanging at the ballpark, watching their children play little league or being swept into baseball-related conversations over the water cooler at work. If your understanding of the game is minor league, these conversations can leave you in fear of striking out. Discover how to hold your own when fans start tossing around ÂforeignÂ terms like ÂbuntÂ (hint: they arenÂt talking about a cake!) and find a few phrases you can toss out to sound like a pro. ÂUnderstanding the Âjock jargonÂ used in baseball can greatly increase the enjoyment of the game for casual fans,Â says Michelle Mink, author of See Sport Run: SpectatorÂs Guide to Baseball.
Mink wrote See Sport Run to help casual fans and parents Âfill in the blanksÂ in their baseball knowledge. A small paperback, the book fits easily into a purse or backpack and contains easy-to-understand explanations about field layout, teams, officials, coaches, players, rules, strategies and other basics of the game.
To help you look like a pro when talking baseball, Mink shares five terms you can toss out that will make everyone think you are a major league fan:
Boys of Summer Â a nickname for baseball players.
Bigs Â Slang for the major league playing level. When a player or coach is promoted from a farm team to the major league club you can say, ÂHeÂs going to the Bigs.Â
Chin Music Â Slang for a pitch thrown high and inside near the batterÂs face. Also called a bowtie. For example, ÂThat chin music should stop the batter from crowding the plate.Â
Heat Â Slang for a good fastball. For example, ÂThe batter canÂt handle his heat today.Â
Hot Corner Â Slang for third base. For example, ÂWhat a catch by the third baseman! ThatÂs why they put him on the hot corner!Â Armed with your knowledge of insider lingo you are all set to hold your own this baseball season. Step up to the plate!
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See Sport Run: SpectatorÂs Guide to Baseball; Sports Education Enterprises, Inc.; 2003; ISBN: 1-932491-00-7; $12.95
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