beans— «There’s an old joke in baseball that players hate rain delays even more than fans do because postponing the first-pitch time makes it hard for them to judge exactly when to take their “beans.” Also known as “greenies” or “crank,” amphetamines have been an accepted part of the sport for so long that many clubs used to keep jars of them in the locker room and the phrase “beaned up” has entered the lexicon. » —“Baseball stews over banning the ‘beans’ that keep it flying high” by Dave Hannigan Guardian (U.K.) Dec. 16, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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