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The delicate balance of supply and demand
An executioner practices beheading with his son on a tee-ball.
Tags:tee-ball, father-son bond, father-son bonds, bond, bonds, bonding time, bonding times, executioner, executioners, execute, executes, executing, father, fathers, dad, dads, son, sons, family business, family businesses, tee ball, tee, tees, tee off, tees off, teeing off, practice, practices, practicing, baseball bat, baseball bats, bat, bats, batting, batter, batters, swing, swings, swinging, axe, axes, blade, blades, executioner's blade
"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
"You're making good contact. You just need to work on your quiet class."
Tags:baseball, baseball player, baseball players, bat, bats, batting, batting practice, class, class act, class acts, classy, improve, improves, improving, athlete, athletes, professional athlete, professional athletes, athletic, appearance, superficial, superficiality, coach, coaches, coaching, batting coach, batting coaches
"If we walk him, it will just add to our reputation for passivity and downright indolence."
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, deceitful, punish, eternity, repeat, repeating, pitching, pitcher, pitches, bat, batting, batter, lying, insincere, false, misleading, mislead, misleads, myth, greek myth, greece, legend, legends, myths
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
"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
'You're behind on every pitch, Billy! Try choking up on the bat!'
Tags:baseball, base ball, bat, bats, batting, batted, batter, batters, batsman, batsmen, pitch, pitches, pitched, pitching, pitcher, pitchers, choke, chokes, choked, choking, slow, slows, slowness, too late, behind, miss, misses, missing, missed, coach, coaches, coaching, coached, large bat, in the bleachers, bleachers, in the bleachers
"Let's show Mr. Steinbrenner what you can do."
"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..."
Tags:song, songs, baseball, baseball fan, baseball fans, batter, batters, batting, pitcher, pitchers, pitching, ballpark, ballparks, fanatic, fanatics, concert, concerts, concert hall, concert halls, vocalist, vocalists, vocal, vocals, routine, routines, spring, spring day, spring days, classical music, piano, pianos, pianist, pianists
Barr's Pursuit of Justice.
"Easy out, easy out."
'See the guy in the fifth row, red shirt? Do me a favor and nail him with a fastball...'
"Magritte Takes One High and Inside"
Tags:rene magritte, magritte, bowler hat, bowler hats, derby hat, derby hats, pitch, pitches, pitching, high and inside, fastball, fastballs, batter, batters, batting, batting practice, batting practise, baseball player, baseball players, artist, artists, fine art, art history, modern art, modern artist, modern artists, surreal, surrealist, surrealists, surrealism
"My life is a powerful blast tocenter field easily snagged on the warning track."
Tags:baseball, metaphor, metaphors, metaphorical, psychologist, psychologists, psychology, fly out, flies out, flying out, pop fly, pop flies, base hit, base hits, therapy, therapist, therapists, occupational therapy, pro athlete, pro athletes, fail, fails, failure, failures, failing, batter, batters, batting, base hit, base hits, anxiety, anxieties, anxious, anxiousness, mental health, mental health problem, mental health problems
"Want to know what I think?"
Tags:baseball, baseballs, huddle, team huddle, team, wrong team, side, sides, switch sides, batter, bat, batting, pitch, pitcher, pitcher's mound, mound, team meeting, opinion, opinionated, unwanted, unwanted opinion, input, unwanted input, unsolicited, inappropriate, eavesdrop, eavesdropping, unhelpful, not helping, sport, sports, live sport, sporting, bad sport, unsolicited advice, bad advice, unwanted advice, patronise, patronising, patronised, patronize, patronizing, patronized, talk down
"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."
Tags:stock market, stock markets, stocks and bonds, reporter, reporters, sports reporter, sports reporters, newscaster, newscasters, news anchor, news anchors, economic news, finance, finances, financial information, business news, journalist, journalists, telecast, telecasts, telecaster, market, marketing, market expert, market experts, baseball, baseball player, baseball players, batter, batters, batting, batting average, batting averages
"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
"It may not be a balk, but it's something."
"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
A court jester pitches a ball to a king.
"This speeds up the game significantly."
Nemo was best known for crowding the plate and keeping the batters guessing!
'I think they're targeting me!'