INANE CLICHÉ – “WALK-OFF HOME RUN”
Feel free to react to this opinion.
How many baseball announcers use the cliché “walk-off home run” on a daily basis to indicate something special about a particular home run?
Well, I love baseball and I think all home runs are special, particularly the ones that are hit out of a stadium or into the third deck seating, so do not get yourself all bent out of shape because I am criticizing the American and, I presume Canadian, pastime.
I just don’t get the “walk-off” part. Isn’t every home run a “walk-off”, unless it is an “inside the park” feat that most often demonstrates the batter’s luck and speed and, possibly, a fielder’s error?
Actually, I think “walk-off home run” is almost as inane as hockey’s “one-timer”.
I’m just saying …
NOW THIS IS FUNNY
You should be ashamed of yourself if you do not know who said this, but who said it?
I do think, though, that the “90%” concept has a strong sense of irony in it.
“Baseball is 90% mental, the other half is physical.”
The word for today is “avuncular”.
What part of speech is “avuncular”?
Define “avuncular” and use it in a sentence.