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moneyball

moneyball n. a derisive name for a sport (especially baseball) in which skill and fans seem secondary to money, esp. a sport in which teams, hoping to secure winning seasons and the resulting broadcasting and merchandising incomes, negotiate...

moneyball

moneyball  n.— «While you were still rooting for your team for no reason more profound than it was your team, they changed the rules on you. The Dodgers and Giants split for the Coast, sharpies like George Steinbrenner bought into the...

moneyball

moneyball  n.— «The word, moneyball, has pried its way into the baseball lexicon. There are moneyball players and moneyball teams. As with any kind of contrived language, the use of the term carries with it the stigma of stereotype, which...

yips

yips  n.— «After winning his first game against the Mariners on June 23, pitching six encouraging innings, Bierbrodt’s control looked lost again. In 1 2/3 innings Monday, he walked five batters. Once more, some misses could be measured in...

filthy stuff

filthy stuff n. in baseball, good pitching. Editorial Note: Stuff as a term for a pitcher’s ball delivery has a long history in baseball, dating to at least as early as 1905. Filthy stuff is also a euphemism for money. (source: Double-Tongued...