These are the most timeless sayings and phrases popularized by the game of baseball. Some of these sayings have trickled their way into the mainstream as everyday metaphors, others are about as inside baseball as it gets.
This is the proverbial list that divides the casual baseball observer from the true fan who understands the nuances of America's pastime.
Another way of saying pitiful, below average. Not cool.Examples include bunting to get on base to break up a no hitter or stealing a base when you're up by 8 or more runs.
An informal ritual where the infielders throw the ball around the diamond after an infield out when there are no runners on base.
When a player's batting average is below .200.Derived from the Mexican shortstop from the 1950's Mario Mendoza, even though Mendoza had a career batting average of .215...
A game that features several players casually tossing a ball to a hitter who lightly hits the ball back to them.A warm-up that often is described as "playing pepper."
When a pitcher breaks a ball from the opposite end of the batter's box to hit the outside corner.
Frontdoor breaking ball is when it breaks over the inside of the plate, hence going through the player's "front door."