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When did "hitterish" become a commonly used word?

Postby johnsamo » Sat Jul 08, 2006 7:41 pm

I hear it all the time now. I noticed with football a few years ago when inside the opponent's 20 yard line suddenly became "The red zone"..... Do sportscasters meet in a smoky room and decide on new phrases? I mean really, hitterish? WHat's wrong with "Hot" or "in the zone"..... Hitterish to me is too coonfusing.... hitterish could mean a pitcher that's throwing bp. If you're going to have hitterish, shouldn't there be a pitcherish? or glovish for a fielder. There ought to be a National Association of Sports Phrases that has to approve any new phrase and hitterish should've been voted down.
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Postby mak1277 » Sat Jul 08, 2006 7:45 pm

Must be a California thing...never heard the word "hitterish" before.
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Postby MMoNeY24 » Sat Jul 08, 2006 7:45 pm

I've never heard it, fortunately.
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Postby johnsamo » Sat Jul 08, 2006 7:49 pm

Well, maybe I can stop it for it spreads too far. I've heard it on Fox sports West and WGN, so it's moving East. start writing letters now to nix this thing while there's still time.
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Postby Tavish » Sat Jul 08, 2006 8:25 pm

The "Red Zone" tag has been around for quite awhile. I know Gibbs used to use it in the mid-late 80s when he was coaching the Redskins. Not that it really has anything to do with the topic, I was just feeling posterish.
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Postby CadensDad » Sat Jul 08, 2006 8:33 pm

Never heard it here either, I listen to 95% Braves games and they never use it
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Postby TEKTON » Sat Jul 08, 2006 8:43 pm

they just used it on WGN! pathetic.
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Postby mak1277 » Sat Jul 08, 2006 8:44 pm

I've been thinking about it for 20 minutes (off and on) and I still can't even comprehend how to use it in a sentence? "He's feeling hitterish"? That can't be it
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Postby hwiggen » Sat Jul 08, 2006 8:51 pm

I haven't heard it either but I know what you mean.
"Walk off home run" is a new term that used to drive me up the wall but I've started to build up a tolerance to it even though I still don't like it.
To be honest, I just don't like change in the English language at all.
For example, "transition" is a noun not a verb! It drives me nuts when I hear how a team has to transition a starter into a long reliever. God I hate that!
And how about "rabid" fans? Rabid is an adjective describing one who has rabies. It should be AVID fan.
Oh well.
I should probably take up Latin -- it's a dead language.
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Postby Splendid61 » Sat Jul 08, 2006 11:22 pm

"Walk off home run" is a new term that used to drive me up the wall but I've started to build up a tolerance to it even though I still don't like it.


I agree "walk off" is a terrible term. It should be called a "game ending home run."




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