I hate it when it’s used in a discussion that seems to exclude me.
But I love it that jargon exists, because it makes language so much more interesting.
“It came out of left field”; “she threw me a curve ball.” These sayings — and others like them — might have started “inside baseball”, but they’ve traveled outside the ballpark and taken root in our everyday language, especially in the mouths of North Americans.
Here are 20 words and expressions that came right off the bat, or out of left or right field.
The first HGSBDKHTP was a pitcher named Corey Avrard in the Cardinals system.