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Postby blankman » Sun Jul 09, 2006 12:35 am

Never heard of hitterish thankfully.
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Postby CheeseBeger » Sun Jul 09, 2006 10:39 am

Yes I have never heard of hitterish either (gladly).

Interesting note about the walk off:

It didn't start as a batter who hits a game winning home run and can just walk off the field. It began describing how the pitcher has to shamefully walk off the field after giving it up. It began as a negative term, and now is a very positive term for the batter.
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Postby johnsamo » Sun Jul 09, 2006 1:15 pm

They've mainly been using "hitterish" as a pregame assessement of a guy who looked unusually good in the batting caged that day. It'll beinteresting to see if the word spreads. Fox Sports West is using it, so it wouldn't shock me if Fox breaks it out nationally in the playoffs.

The word I really don't understand is "disgruntled".... Is anyone ever "gruntled"?
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Postby The Miner Part 2 » Sun Jul 09, 2006 1:24 pm

i guarantee no one uses the word hitterish.
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Postby The Jury » Sun Jul 09, 2006 2:07 pm

Do you have an example of a phrase that has been used with "hitterish?" I have never heard of this word.. :-?
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Postby The Miner Part 2 » Sun Jul 09, 2006 2:13 pm

Splendid61 wrote:
"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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really? i think "walk off" is awsome.
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Postby johnsamo » Sun Jul 09, 2006 5:22 pm

Based on seeing a guy in pregame bp who hits better than he usually does.... a coach will say "Smith looks hitterish today"
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Postby Strasil42 » Sun Jul 09, 2006 5:24 pm

MMoNeY24 wrote:I've never heard it, fortunately.
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Postby johnsamo » Sun Jul 09, 2006 5:25 pm

Walk of home run I have no problem with because the player can continue rounding the bases even if the winning run already scored.

walk of single is stupid though... that's called a game winning hit
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Postby hwiggen » Sun Jul 09, 2006 10:21 pm

I'd love to hear someone use the term "walkoff walk."
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