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"Easy on the fast balls, will you, kid?"
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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, eternity, repeat, repeating, pitching, pitcher, pitches, bat, batting, batter, lying, insincere, false, misleading, mislead, misleads, myth, greek myth, greece, legend, legends, myths
'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
'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.'
'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
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
"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
"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
'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
Older than Nolan Ryan and still pitching
"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
"Gimme a hand – I'm stuck."
'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
"Your book stinks—we want to publish it."
Tags:publish, publishing, publisher, publishers, bestseller, bestsellers, bestselling, author, authors, writer, writers, lowest common denominator, lowest common denominators, advance, publishing deal, publishing deals, writer, writers, author, authors, novel, novels, novelist, novelists, critic, critics, critique, critiques, pitch, pitches, pitch meeting, pitch meetings, manuscript, manuscripts, manuscript submission, manuscript submissions, submit, submits, submitting, book deal, book deals
'Uh, Frank, this concept just isn't working for us.'
"Enough about the forest, why don't you show us more trees?"
"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
"You have until he rolls his eyes and looks at his watch."
Tags:boss, bosses, employee, employees, meeting the boss, meeting with the boss, pitch, pitches, business pitch, business pitches, rolls eyes, roll eyes, rolling your eyes, short attention span, attention span, attention spans, passive aggressive, passive aggression, cowed, frightened, worried, big meeting, big meetings
'This will make the consumers think differently about our bacteria problem,'
'I'm afraid ballpark estimates won't do.'