adj.— «The nonsensical night was not restricted to the ballplayers. Francona was wrapping up his interview session when a radio guy who had seen too many Patriots games asked: “Coach, do you think the long playoffs these two teams were in caused it to be chippy tonight?” Baseball has managers, and chippy isn’t part of baseball jargon. “Could you ask that again?” Francona said. “You said coach and chippy in the same sentence. I got lost there.”» —“Patrick Reusse: The baseball gods must be angry” by Patrick Reusse Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minn.) Oct. 24, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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