Definition. A “can of corn” is a routine fly ball hit to an outfielder.
White Sox broadcaster Ken “Hawk” Harrelson likes to use the phrase these days, and Hall of Fame broadcaster Red Barber is credited for using it first as one of his signature catchphrases when he started broadcasting Brooklyn Dodgers games in 1939.
A “can of corn” in baseball is when a batter hits an easy fly ball to an outfielder. A “can of corn” fly ball is so easy to catch, that it is a guaranteed out. Generally, an outfielder will not have to move far or exert much effort to make the catch.
Baseball players are often known for their great metaphors. Cheese is one of them. As written in the prologue, most baseball fans will know what cheese stands for in baseball. It is baseball slang for a fastball. Cheese” is a fastball with “something (extra) on it”, so a pitch that is very hard to hit.
What is an Uncle Charlie in baseball? Uncle Charlie is another name for a curveball. Although it can be used to describe any curveball, it is usually reserved for a pitcher that has a premium curveball. The origin of the term Uncle Charlie is unknown.
In the early days of baseball, Hot Stove Season referred to an actual baseball season: Hot Stove Leagues, in which MLB players would stay in shape by playing baseball in their hometowns while staying warm with actual hot stoves.
A “can of corn” is an easy-to-catch flyball, usually hit high and into the outfield. A typical synonym for “can of corn” is “routine flyball.”
A softly hit ball that goes over the infielders and lands in the outfield for a hit. Originally called a “duck fart” because it was assumed that a duck’s feathers would make its farts as soft (or quiet) as the hit. Changed to a “snort” for use in polite company.
A “Texas Leaguer” is a bloop that falls between an outfielder and an infielder for a hit.
“Let’s go [team]!” – The most common baseball fan chant. “Come on, Blue!” – This comes from hecklers in the stands. “Blue” is the umpire (blue generally being the color of his shirt). When fans don’t like the ump’s call – especially on balls and strikes – you’ll hear them yell this.
An illegal pitch may be quick pitch (i.e. a pitch made before the batter is properly set in the batter’s box), a pitch made while the pitcher is not in contact with the pitching rubber, or one in which he takes an extra step while making his delivery.
Cookie: An easily hittable pitch. Crooked number: A team’s inning run total greater than zero or one.
There’s only a limited understanding of what a meatball is. One general definition: “an easy pitch to hit, thrown right down the middle of the plate.” Major League Baseball’s official lingo agrees.
It’s called cheese because cheese is easy to slice through. Cheese is a fastball that is easy to hit. Cheese is a fastball that is easy to hit.
When a pitcher crowds a batter with a pitch, he is often said to be in the hitter’s “kitchen”. This expression is as old as baseball itself. If a batter got jammed and broke his bat, older players used to say, “He got in his kitchen and broke a few dishes.” Or, “He rattled a few pots-n-pans in Pujols’ kitchen.”
In 1869, the newspaper described Phonney Martin as an “extremely hard pitcher to hit for the ball never comes in a straight line, but in a tantalizing curve.”
a fly ball that is so easy to catch that the fielder need only stand under the falling ball and let it drop into their glove: That’s the third straight can of corn off a Yankee bat tonight, and the Toronto outfield is not complaining.
Here are a few:- “How can you not be romantic about baseball?” - Moneyball.
“Man, this is baseball. You gotta stop thinking, just have fun.” -
“There’s no crying in baseball!” - A League of Their Own.
“You wanna have a catch?” -
“All I know is when we win a game, it’s a team win.
“I see great things in baseball.
Rule 2.00 defines the Infield Fly as, “a fair fly ball (not including a line drive or a bunt) which can be caught by an infielder with ordinary effort, when first and second, or first, second, and third bases are occupied before two are out.
The “Hot-Stove Rule” of Douglas McGregor gives a good illustration of how to impose disciplinary action without generating resentment. This rule draws an analogy between touching a hot stove, and undergoing discipline. When you touch a hot stove, your discipline is immediate, with warning, consistent, and impersonal.
It has a happy ending, somewhat bittersweet, but a happy ending, nonetheless. Stove League has sixteen episodes focused on the characters and their stories.
Since most free-agent signings and trades occur during the off-season, this time of significant player transactions (including rumors and speculation about possible trades), is often referred to as the hot stove league or more simply, the hot stove.
can of corn. A high, easy-to-catch, fly ball hit to the outfield. The phrase is said to have originated in the nineteenth-century and relates to an old-time grocer’s method of getting canned goods down from a high shelf.
Children of the Corn (advertised as Stephen King’s Children of the Corn) is a 1984 American supernatural slasher horror film based upon Stephen King’s 1977 short story of the same name.
Del Monte Canned Golden Sweet Whole Kernel Corn, 15.25 oz Can.