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"Easy on the fast balls, will you, kid?"
Tags:fast ball, fast balls, pitch, pitches, pitching, pitcher, pitchers, catcher, catchers, injury, injuries, sports injury, sports injuries, good arm, good arms, great arm, ease up, eases up, easing up, accident, accidents, accidental, too hard, speed, speedy, baseball, baseballs, baseball player, baseball players, meeting on the mound, pitcher's mound, meeting, meetings, tip, tips
'Sun got in my eyes? Wind got hold of it? Struggling with 'Personal issues'?..'
Tags:baseball, base ball, catcher, catch, caught, pitch, pitcher, pitchers, catchers, bat, batsman, batsmen, team, teams, game, games, excuses, excuse, get out of it, reasons, reason, lie, lied, lies, liar, lying, lier, come up with reason, reasoning, thought, think, thoughts, thinking, in the bleachers, bleachers, in the bleachers
'Time out! He needs a hug!!'
Tags:baseball, mum, mums, mom, moms, mother, mohters, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, mothering, motherhood, embarrass, embarrasses, embarrassing, embarrassed, hug, hugs, hugging, hugged, pitch, pitches, pitching, pitcher, pitchers, timeout, timeouts, time out, time outs, in the bleachers, bleachers, in the bleachers
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
'No, I don't mind taking time out of my busy schedule to listen to your preposterous proposals for employee incentives. After all, until just now you were a much valued member of staff.'
Tags:baseball, base ball, pitch, pitches, pitching, pitcher, pitchers, audition, auditions, auditioning, try out, try outs, tryout, tryouts, trial, trials, like, likes, love, loves, personality, personalities, interview, interviews, interviewing, interviewed, question, questions, in the bleachers, bleachers, in the bleachers
"My door is always open. My mind, not so much."
Tags:boss, bosses, manager, managers, management, managements, open door policy, open-door-policy, open-door-policies, open minded, open mindedness, open-minded, proposal, proposals, pitch, pitches, business pitch, corporate culture, office politics, closed minded, innovator, innovators, innovation, innovations
"It's like 'Family Circus' meets 'The Wire,' but on a cruise ship."
Tags:crossover, crossovers, mashup, mashups, pitch, pitches, pitch meeting, pitch meetings, tv show, tv shows, television show, television shows, sales pitch, sales pitches, studio executive, studio executives, movie studio, movie studios, screenwriter, screenwriters, idea, ideas, inspiration, inspirations, hollywood, hollywood executive, hollywood executives, combination, combinations, weird combination, weird combinations, movie, movies, movie studio, movie studios, pitch idea, pitch ideas, pitching ideas, pitch meeting, pitch meetings, writer, writers, author, authors
'Your proposal is innovative but I'm afraid I can't use it. I'm comfortable with the current failing procedures.'
'I'm a bit pressed for time. Give me your one-minute elevator pitch.'
"Whoops - I Accidentally Pressed 'Elevator Pitch.'"
Tags:writer, writers, novel, novella, novels, novel writing, poem, poet, poetry, poets, poetic, literature, literary, word play, play on words, ironic, irony, author, authors, authored, book, books, book lover, writing, should be writing, you should be writing, manuscript, artistic, artist, artists, art, arts, culture, cultured, writer's block, bookworm, book worm, bookworms, book worms, novel, novels, library, librarians, librarian, literature, literary, lit, lit major, read, reading, avid reader, readers, reader, novel, novels, novelist, novelists, elevator, elevator pitch, publishing, publisher, publishers, pitch, pitches, manuscript
'Like all truly revolutionary ideas, this one is deceptively stupid!'
"O.K., Chief! Hang on to your socks!"
Older than Nolan Ryan and still pitching
"Gimme a hand – I'm stuck."
"If they don't like our proposal I'll show them the kittens. Everyone likes kittens."
The Advantages of a Solo Meeting: 'The proposal passed by unanimous consent.'
Tell the author your idea for a book at 3 pm.
Tags:pitch, pitches, story, stories, writer, writers, author, authors, book signing, book signings, tedious, publisher, publishers, publishing, book, books, written, bad idea, bad ideas, steal, steals, stealing, idea, ideas, inspiration, inspirations, muse, muses, dream job, dream jobs, professional writer, plagiarist, plagiarists, plagiarism
'I guess you lost me, Hank, at the point where we jump to light speed, travel back in time and undo the stupid merger that's causing all of our current problems!'
'When does the groundskeeper get back from vacation?'
Tags:groundskeeper, groundskeepers, grounds keeper, grounds keepers, grass, grassy, long grassy, wild, wilderness, overgrown, overgrow, overgrows, vacation, vacations, holiday, holidays, rest, rests, resting, rested, baseball, base ball, ground, grounds, pitch, pitches, in the bleachers, bleachers, in the bleachers
'You're caught in a pickle! It's hopeless! Drop the knife!!'
Tags:baseball, base ball, catcher, batsman, batsmen, catch, caught, out, outs, in, ins, pitch, pitcher, pitchers, catchers, team, teams, knife, knives, caught in a pickle, in a pickle, no way out, no escape, give up, drop the knife, running, runner, run, runs, in the bleachers, bleachers, in the bleachers
'Whoa! OK, it's not your inability to judge a fly ball...'
'On that last pitch, he felt something pop in his elbow. ...I'm a little concerned.'
Tags:pitch, pitcher, pitchers, pitching, pitched, throw, throws, throwing, thrower, throwers, thrown, elbow, elbows, dislocate, dislocates, dislocation, dislocations, dislocated, pop, pops, popping, popped, worry, worries, concern, concerns, concerned, deflate, deflates, deflated, in the bleachers, bleachers, in the bleachers