Sunday, August 22, 2004

Pet peeve

I'm listening to the Red Sox-White Sox game on WEEI in Boston as I'm writing this. Earlier, play-by-play man Joe Castiglione used the phrase "and the payoff pitch" before Red Sox pitcher Mike Timlin delivered a 3-2 pitch. I hate this. The implication is that the pitch will result in a payoff for the pitcher (an out) or the batter (a hit). But all too often, there is no payoff because the batter fouls it off. What gives? Why do announcers insist on using this misnomer?


At 11:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

just another reason why BASEBALL SUCKS


At 1:16 PM, Blogger Jay said...

RZ...Spoken like a true DC resident. I think if the O's won the world series on a Sunday the story would be below the fold because of whatever the skins did.


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