Dating baseball terms
When the sporty girl received a seemingly provoking, "I've never met a girl who likes baseball," it was more of a challenge than a stinging blow for Brown.
When the dude asks her to prove her fandom by naming teams in the eastern National League, she unleashes a string of puns that not only answers the question expertly, but also tells him how insulting it was in the first place.
I hate it when it’s used in a discussion that seems to exclude me.
But I love it that jargon exists, because it makes language so much more interesting.
“It came out of left field”; “she threw me a curve ball.” These sayings — and others like them — might have started “inside baseball”, but they’ve traveled outside the ballpark and taken root in our everyday language, especially in the mouths of North Americans.
Here are 20 words and expressions that came right off the bat, or out of left or right field.
Baseball has been a part of his life, his whole life. I've grown up around the sport but there was plenty of things I didn't know when it came to dating a baseball man and here a few of them. Baseball is life to him Baseball has been a part of his life since he was probably 2 or 3 and could hold a glove. He knows the history, knows the stats of his teams, knows the stats of lots of the key players past and present, if you go over to his place during the season chances are he's got the game the on- it's life.2.
Brown told Uproxx that she met the texter on a dating app and considered not even responding to the text.
In the end, her love of puns and the opportunity to one-up a rude comment, won out.
Please feel free to add any others I’ve missed in the comments section below. The meaning “sphere of activity or influence” is cited from 1963.
“In the (right) ballpark”, meaning “within reasonable bounds”, dates back to 1968, and a “ballpark figure” or “ballpark estimate”, one that is reasonably accurate, dates to the year before that, 1967.