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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
A pitcher with a morningstar
"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
Tags:sport, sports, baseball, baseball player, baseball players, athlete, athletes, baseball team, baseball teams, professional baseball, pitcher, pitchers, runner, runners, baseman, basemen, sliding, base, bases, home base, catching, pitching, throwing, tossing, jumping, dance, dances, dancing, dancer, dancers, ballet, ballerina, ballerinas, fouette en l'air, jete en haut, tour en l'air, entrechat cinq, choreography, choreographer, choreographers, dance move, dance moves
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
"If we walk him, it will just add to our reputation for passivity and downright indolence."
'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
"Charlie, it's us, your teammates. We're here to help you. The other team's getting an awful lot of hits and we're worried."
Tags:worry, worries, worrying, worrier, worriers, pitcher, pitchers, pitching, baseball, baseball player, baseball players, meeting on the mound, meetings on the mound, intervention, interventions, intervene, intervenes, intervening, fail, fails, failing, failure, failures, bad day, bad days, rough day, rough days, rub it in, rubs it in, rubbing it in, mistake, mistakes, accident, accidents, embarrass, embarrasses, embarrassing, humiliate, humiliates, humiliating, alcoholic, alcoholics, alcoholism
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
'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
"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
Tags:animal, animals, talking animal, talking animals, talking pet, talking pets, pet, pets, pet owner, pet owners, talking dog, talking dogs, dog, dogs, canine, canines, dog owner, dog owners, fetch, fetching, playing fetch, ball, throwing, pitching, pitcher, pitchers, baseball, compliment, compliments, complimenting, sport, sports, player, players, athlete, athletes
"I'd like you to excel."
Zeus injects himself with steroids before throwing lightning bolts
Tags:zeus, greek gods, greek god, myth, myths, mythology, lightning, lightning bolt, lightning bolts, bolt, bolts, throwing, throwing arm, muscle, muscles, biceps, arm muscle, arm muscles, sport, sports, baseball, pitcher, pitchers, pitching, steroids, steroid use, scandal, scandals, injecting, injecting steroids, cheater, cheaters, illegal steroids, illegal steroid use, needle, needles, steroid abuse
"Gimme a hand – I'm stuck."
Tags:pitcher, pitchers, pitching, smoke, smokes, smoker, smokers, baseball, baseball player, baseball players, pitcher's mound, meet, meets, meeting, meeting on the mound, indifferent, indifference, casual, casual attitude, attitude problem, attitude problems, attitude adjustment, attitude adjustments, fitness, fitness problem, fitness problems, unhealthy, smoking, tobacco, attitude, attitudes, unmotivated
"Winning isn't everything, Josh. Not being the reason your team loses is everything."
Tags:sport, sports, baseball, player, players, athlete, athletes, pitcher, pitchers, pitching, team, teams, coach, coaches, manager, managers, excel, good, win, winning, lose, losing, coaching, encouraging, encouragement, psychology, mental health, pressure, pressuring, stress, stressful, demanding, kid, kids, child, children, parents, parenting, parenthood, father, fathers, fatherhood, dad, dads, family, families, advice, life lessons, modern life
'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
"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
"Enough about the forest, why don't you show us more trees?"
'I'm afraid ballpark estimates won't do.'
"I know you probably hear this all the time, but I've got a great idea for a balloon animal."
Tags:balloon animal, balloon animals, pitch, pitches, pitching, pitch meeting, pitch meetings, screenplay, screenplays, story, stories, story idea, story ideas, circus, circuses, cocktail party, cocktail parties, brainstorm, brainstorms, brainstorming, clown, clowns, birthday party, birthday parties, sell yourself, selling yourself
"All right! Have it your own way. It was a ball."
Tags:decisions, problem solving, entertainment, sports, baseball, umpires, way, have it your way, having it your way, argue, argues, arguing, argument, arguments, umpire, ref, refs, referee, referees, decision, decisions, persuade, persuades, persuading, persuasion, pitch, pitches, pitching, pitcher, pitchers, strike, strikes, convince, convinces, convincing, mankoff