soft hands
 n.pl.— «Cabrera will not say how much weight he has lost since last season, but scouts have agreed a third baseman with “soft hands”—baseball parlance for being able to neatly catch the ball—and a strong arm would likely pare his errors at the same time he expands his range if he shed the weight Cabrera appears to have lost.» —“Tigers’ Cabrera ready and raring to go” by Lynn Henning in Lakeland, Florida Detroit News (Michigan) Feb. 19, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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  1. sendhil says:

    This reminds me of a rather opposite term, “stone hands”, which I remember from as early as the late 80s. See http://basketbawful.blogspot.com/2008/01/word-of-day-stone-hands.html for a more recent example.

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