Each year, a number of new terms enter baseball’s colorful lexicon. Below are the twenty new words and phrases for curveball. To gain entry, each term has to have been used or overheard in a “legitimate” baseball situation — that is, either on a diamond, in a press box, or in one of Craig Counsell’s numerous and vivid erotic dreams.
Here are this year’s entries, arranged in alphabetical order:
Breathtaking Short Film
Furious, Spinning Lap Dance
Hans Urs von Balthasar
Magnus Effect (Acid Trance Remix)
O-Swingers’ Club President
Overly Grabby Priest
Pear-Shaped Still-Life Model
Tiny, and Probably Underage, Dancer
Carson Cistulli has published a book of aphorisms called Spirited Ejaculations of a New Enthusiast.