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    Most cliche baseball phrases

    Easy question, in your opinion, what are the most cliché baseball phrases used by announcers?

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    chin music or justa bit outside
    "The one constant through all the years has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It's been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt, and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game, is a part of our past. It reminds us of all that once was good, and what could be again."


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    "Body English"
    "He put a little "mustard" on that fastball."

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    Rookie Mistake.

    And all the one's that McCarver and Joe Morgan use.
    Last edited by Old Sweater; 03-03-2007 at 05:36 PM.

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    Their backs are against the wall.

    This team is making a statement.

    They just know how to win.

    They overcame adversity.

    This is a must-win ballgame.

    This team is capable of scoring a lot of runs.

    They have to take it one game at a time.

    The players have bought into the coach's system.

    He always gives 110%.

    He is a total team player.

    This team plays within themselves.

    This win today was a total team effort.

    This team has so much mental toughness.

    He didn't have his best stuff today.

    He is the heart and soul of this team.

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    "He hung a curveball..."

    "The pitch was a little low, and he golfed it"

    All I can think of right now.

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    Good pitching stops good hitting.
    His stuff is flat.
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    Has anybody, ever, actually used the expression "can o' corn"?

    There are so many cliches I wonder it it's possible for even the best announcer in the sport to do a game without using one. It would take a really concerted effort. I'm afraid that if we list them out, some wannabe sportscaster would use it as a vocabulary list. A future Tim McCarver.

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    "He's got his A-game today!"

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    "No runs, no hits, no errors."
    Put it in the books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandlot
    Has anybody, ever, actually used the expression "can o' corn"?

    There are so many cliches I wonder it it's possible for even the best announcer in the sport to do a game without using one. It would take a really concerted effort. I'm afraid that if we list them out, some wannabe sportscaster would use it as a vocabulary list. A future Tim McCarver.
    Stock boys, in order to get a can of corn, used to knock it off with a broom and easily catch in their big aprons. Hence a "can o' corn". At least that's the story I've heard.

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    "that was a big league play"
    well, duh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandlot
    Has anybody, ever, actually used the expression "can o' corn"?
    Sure, hear it quite often during the season watching or listening to games.

    I read the same thing as Williamsburg, on how the term "can of corn" cliche started.

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    "Good old country hardball"

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    That was a clutch hit.

    It's gone, home run!

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    Hit a little "Duck Snort" by any game the Hawk does.

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    Your only as good as your next days starting pitcher
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    "It's outta here!"

    There are countless other ways to describe a homerun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Williamsburg2599
    Stock boys, in order to get a can of corn, used to knock it off with a broom and easily catch in their big aprons. Hence a "can o' corn". At least that's the story I've heard.
    this is kind of random, but thats what Buck Martinez used to say in Triple Play '98. I just remember that phrase even though i haven't played it in like 6 years. They also used to say "oh Buck, he Crushed it."
    "The one constant through all the years has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It's been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt, and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game, is a part of our past. It reminds us of all that once was good, and what could be again."


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    Good morning, good afternoon, good night.

    And another famous one:

    See You Later!!!
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    "This would be a great time for a hit!"
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    "it had the distance, but it was Just foul".
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    Quote Originally Posted by ironman
    this is kind of random, but thats what Buck Martinez used to say in Triple Play '98. I just remember that phrase even though i haven't played it in like 6 years. They also used to say "oh Buck, he Crushed it."
    That's where I learned what it meant too.

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    he wishes he could have that one back.

    take it one game at a time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Williamsburg2599
    That's where I learned what it meant too.
    Yup, same here actually, but on every fly ball....

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