"hey fans! im at bat,. btm 9th, bases loaded, score tied--oops, jst got called strike1!"
Tags:batter, batters, batting, baseball, baseball player, baseball players, text, texts, texting, texter, texters, twitter, tweet, tweets, tweeting, social media, social network, social networks, post, posts, posting, distraction, distractions, digital distraction, digital distractions, modern life, modern times, social media presence, playoff, playoffs, text message, text messages, smartphone, smartphones, phone, phones, cell phone, cell phones, cellphone, cellphones, distracted, modern life, modern times, modern world
"Want to know what I think?"
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"Magritte Takes One High and Inside"
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"Let's show Mr. Steinbrenner what you can do."
Sisyphus' baseball game
Tags:baseball, baseballer, base ball, base-ball, base-baller, baseball player, player, hill, mountain, hills, mountains, sisyphus, rock, boulder, sisyphos, ephyra, corinth, crafty, self-aggrandizing, untrustworthy, decietful, punish, punishment, eternity, repeat, repeating, pitching, pitcher, pitches, bat, batting, batter, lying, insincere, false, misleading, mislead, misleads, myth, greek myth, greece, legend, legends, myths
A court jester pitches a ball to a king.
A statue of a baseball player swinging a bat stands next to a building with a broken glass window.
Taking the dog for a walk.
"This song describes the events of a lovely spring day. The sky is a cloudless blue, birds are singing, and out at the ballpark the grass is an emerald green. It's the top of the fourth, there are two out and runners on ﬁrst and second. The batter hits a slow roller down the third-base line. The third baseman scoops up the ball barehanded and tries for a force play at second..."
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The New York Sportswriters
Tags:writer, writers, novel, novella, novels, novel writing, literature, literary, word play, play on words, ironic, irony, author, authors, authored, book, books, book lover, writing, sport writer, sport writing, sportswriter, sportswriting, pay attention, attention, focus, focusing, baseball, pitch, pitcher, pitching, bat, batter, batting, series, expansion, expansion team, expansion teams
"This speeds up the game significantly."
"It may not be a balk, but it's something."
"Look, I know you think you've got the stuff, but I'm telling you: walk God."
Tags:overconfident, overconfidence, pitcher, pitchers, pitching, batter, batters, batting, walk, walks, walking, baseball, baseball player, baseball players, angel, angels, god, skill, skills, skilled, slugger, sluggers, slugging, arrogant, arrogance, cocky, cockiness, overestimate, overestimates, overestimating, confidence, confident, self-confident, self-confidence, athlete, athletes
"They'll be expecting adagio. Go with the allegro."
Tags:catcher, catchers, catch, coach, coaching, coaches, music, musicians, musical, classical, classical music, conductor, conducting, conduct, conducts, baseball, base ball, ball game, the game, sport, sports, team sports, batter, batting, play ball, inning, innings, orchestra, orchestral, adagio, adagios, allegro, allegro, fast ball, fastball, pitch, pitcher, pun, puns, punny
"It's the bottom of the ninth, with two outs and bases loaded, and you're in the batter's box doing situps for some reason."
Tags:sport, sports, fan, fans, baseball, player, players, athlete, athletes, bottom of the ninth, ninth inning, ninth innings, outs, bases loaded, batter, batters, batter's box, sit-up, sit-ups, situp, situps, gym, gyms, fitness club, fitness clubs, health club, health clubs, fitness centre, fitness centres, fitness center, fitness centers, exercise, fitness, exercising, working out, personal trainer, personal trainers, trainer, trainers, personal training, training, motivation, motivating
"That ought to shut my mother up."
Tags:parental approval, pushy parent, pushy parents, helicopter parent, helicopter parents, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, hitter's ballpark, ballpark, ballparks, baseball, baseball player, baseball players, baseball game, baseball games, baseball match, baseball matches, athlete, athletes, sportsman, sportsmen, sport, batter, batters, batting
"Well executed, both of you!"
Tags:close call, close-call, umpire, umpires, baseball, baseballs, positive, positivity, positive reinforcement, reinforce, ball game, the game, sport, sports, psychology, psychological, social engineering, social-engineering, batter, batters, base, second base, first base, third base, american, america, regional, region, region, too close, too close to call, tag, tag up, tags up, tag out, tags out, tagging out, encourage, encourages, encouragement, participation trophy, participation trophies, positive attitude, positive attitudes
"Ken bats left-handed, enjoys cultural as well as outdoor activities, and seeks a sensitive non-smoking woman for a lasting partnership that includes long walks, good music, and fielding practice."
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"The combined total of major-league batting averages was down three and a half points today. Outs outnumbered hits four to one, on a total of fourteen hundred at-bats."
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"If we walk him, it will just add to our reputation for passivity and downright indolence."
"All this pitching and hitting- I'm convinced there's a deeper meaning to it all."
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"If you can get his parents to go ballistic, he can't hit a thing."
Tags:parent, parents, parental pressure, baseball, baseball player, baseball players, baseball game, baseball games, baseball match, baseball matches, distraction, distractions, weak point, weak points, weakness, kid, kids, family life, family-life, pitcher, pitchers, pitching, batter, batters, batting, bat, bats, unsporting, unsportsmanship, sportsmanship
Guilt Day at Shea.
Tags:sport, sports, baseball, baseball player, baseball players, guilt, guilty, guilty conscious, regret, regrets, regretting, low self-esteem, self-esteem, low self-confidence, self-confidence, beating yourself up, fan, fans, stadium, stadiums, umpire, umpires, batter, batters, catcher, catchers, psychology, mental health
"We've been standing here talking about how to pitch to the batter for way too long, haven't we?"
Tags:global warming, sea level, ocean levels, rise, rises, sea level rise, sea level rising, conference, conferences, pitcher's mound, pitchers mound, meeting, meetings, meeting on the mound, waste time, wastes time, wasting time, batter, batters, indecision, flood, floods, flooding, great flood, great floods, catcher, catchers, baseball, baseball player, baseball players, procrastinate, procrastinates, procrastination, climate change, environmentalist, environmentalists, environmentalism
"Did you really just tell me to keep my eye on the ball?"
Tags:hit, hits, hitting, batter, batters, batting, batting coach, batting coaches, instruction, instructions, little league, little leagues, eye on the ball, basic, basic instruction, basic instructions, hit, hits, hitting, hitting coach, hitting coaches, batter, batters, on deck, baseball, baseball player, baseball players, condescend, condescends, condescending, condescension, obvious