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Baseball's Dumbest Cliche

Mitchell, Lincoln A.

Baseball is a game of, among other things, cliches. It is impossible to watch a ballgame on television, listen to one on the radio or even talk baseball with most fans for long before a player is described as "running pretty well for a catcher," or reporting to spring training in "the best shape of his career." Every championship team is described as having "good chemistry," and middle infielders who stick around for a long time for no apparent reason are still occasionally described as "scrappy."

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March 25, 2013