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Unwritten Rules: Baseball Terminology

Tweet Unwritten rules are somewhat of an oxymoron, because if they were real rules they should be written down somewhere. Somehow, over the course of baseball history, the game developed its own way of being played. Whether it be a gentleman’s game, a kid’s game played by grown men, or somewhere in-between, there are no […]

Inside Move: Baseball Terminology

Tweet An inside move is when a pitcher lifts his leg to deliver a pitch and then pivots towards second base to attempt a pickoff. This move tries to deceive the base runner and catch him off guard. Similar to a how a lefty can lift his leg to pick off at first base, an […]

Eyewash: Baseball Terminology

Tweet Eyewash might be an important thing in a science lab, but it can also be seen on the baseball field. It is not nearly as important in baseball; eyewash is extra flare that players use to impress observers. This is a term that applies heavily to high school and college athletes. However, there are […]

Small Ball: Baseball Terminology

Tweet Small ball is not a term used to describe the actual size of the baseball. Rather, it does describe the distance that a ball typically travels by a team that utilizes a small ball game plan. Some teams rely on the long ball, or the home run, to manufacture runs. They have heavy hitters […]

Pitchout: Baseball Terminology

Tweet A pitchout is when a pitch is thrown outside the batter’s box so the hitter cannot reach it. This allows the catcher to essentially stand up to receive the ball and be in position to throw out a base runner attempting to steal. If the base runner does not go, then it is simply […]