TAMPA, Fla. — Here’s the first installment of a series we’ll call “Baseball Terminology: 101.” It’s a list of (mostly) familiar words used in a unique context that I had never heard until I started frequenting clubhouses.
Our first entry is both timely and appropriate, considering that I’m writing this blog from the press box at George M. Steinbrenner Field, where scheduled first pitch came and went like 40 minutes ago. Fucking rain.
bang v. 1. to cancel or postpone a scheduled baseball game due to inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstance.
Proper use in a sentence: “We’ve got a day game in Viera tomorrow and we’ve got to be on the road by 7 a.m. For the love of God, can’t they just bang this goddamn game?”
Let me beat you to it:
Whether it’s a deep breath or a quick breather — a long post or two paragraphs of silliness — I’ll be blogging at least once a day. At least that’s the plan.
OK, that was three weeks ago. I clearly haven’t lived up to this promise. Work’s been busy. But I miss this blog. So from here on out, it’s on. Deal?
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