A short post consisting entirely of baseball-related idioms


I’m far from a major leaguer, but I don’t think I’m off base in saying that today I’m throwing you a curveball.

This may come out of left field, but today, I’m in a bit of a pickle. It seems that the Natural me is taking a rain check, so screwball me is pinch hitting.  The Natural me is on deck for tomorrow, but until then, it’s a whole new ball game. I’m hardly batting a thousand, but I hope I’m at least in the ballpark.

This whole thing is probably hit or miss, and now I’m down to the last out. But it ain’t over til it’s over, and there’s still a chance I’ve knocked it out of the park. Be sure to touch base and let me know.



  1. Matt on December 15, 2010 at 10:35 AM

    Best Blog Post of ALL Time. Easy

  2. The Bug on December 15, 2010 at 10:57 AM

    As a baseball fan I can say that you’ve hit most of the terms. You even sound like a major leaguer being interviewed (love the Bull Durham interview scenes)…

  3. jasonmichael on December 15, 2010 at 12:16 PM

    “There’s no crying in baseball”

  4. Amanda on December 15, 2010 at 12:52 PM

    Oh. Wow.

  5. Mark on December 15, 2010 at 2:38 PM

    Congratulations. To the men that read this blog, you are now officially the coolest woman alive.

  6. Debbie Barnett on December 15, 2010 at 3:48 PM

    I thought I’d try to pitch you a few more lines but I didn’t want to strike out. Besides, I didn’t want to try and grand stand you.

  7. Carolina Linthead on December 15, 2010 at 3:50 PM

    I second that emotion, Mark! Coolest. Woman. Alive.

  8. JJ on December 15, 2010 at 5:14 PM

    If blog posts were like making out, you just got to third base.

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