3/27/2007

Baseball Cliches...

As I've written before, I used to play a shitload of baseball growing up, both organized and informal. I remember playing from dawn til dusk on many occasions. I even used to play a two-on-two version with a pitcher and an outfielder. It involved "pitcher's hands" (you're out if the pitcher had the ball before you got to first) and invisible men on base. I can remember the goofy shit we'd say when people were up. They include:
  • Hit it where they ain't!
  • Give it a ride!
  • Show 'em where you live! (which didn't make sense, for instance, if you lived somewhere in the direction of foul territory).
  • See it and hit it!
  • Keep your eye on the ball!
  • Just like batting practice!
  • Pick your pitch!
  • Good eye!
  • A hit's a run! (if there were men in scoring position)
  • Just make contact!
  • Alright, Joe! Start us off! (to a lead-off hitter)
  • C'mon, Bill! Li'l bingo!
  • A walk's as good as a hit!
  • For the love of god, Lester! Don't strike out again!

6 comments:

GETkristiLOVE said...

My favorite cliche was whenever my teammate named Maggie Dick was batting 3rd and our coach would call out the lineup, "Riggs is leading off, Evans is on deck, and Dick's in the hole."

Hee.

Flannery Alden said...

Don't forget these:

Shake it off!
You got a piece of it! (appropriate for hitting a foul ball)
Hustle, hustle, hustle!!!

Phil said...

I always liked, "Not your style!"

The Boob Lady said...

What about "Saaaaawing Batta Batta.."?

Skylers Dad said...

Ah yes, those memories of growing up playing ball!

Suck it up and poke that bone back in!

Tape an asprin to it!

Did you really shit your pants out there?

Dave said...

How about "God I hope he doesn't hit it this way."