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 v.— «It’s as big a part of Baseball 101 vernacular as “that outfielder has a hose,” (a strong throwing arm), “the kid can really rake” (swing that bat) and “he can mash the ball” (hit for power).» —“Here’s what scouts look for when they grade prospects and their ‘tools’” by Todd Wills Dallas Morning News (Texas) June 9, 2003. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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