Baseball expressions we use everyday
Most people don’t think about it, but they talk baseball year round in the expressions that they use in every day life. Many folks who use these expressions don’t know they came from baseball or even what they mean in their proper context.
Here’s a few I could think of, and I’m sure there’s more, send me your ideas and I’ll add them to the list, let’s see how long we can make it!
1- Step up to the plate
2- Your out in left field or "that really came out of left field"
3- "Three strikes and your out" or "you've got 2 strikes against you"
4- Your way off base
5- You’re a “screwball”
6- You need to cover your bases
7- He tried, but he struck out
8- It’s just a “ball park” figure or It’s in the “ballpark”
9- Your in the big league now
10- She went to bat for me
11- So you want to play hardball
12- He sure threw me a curve or curveball
13- Your batting 1000
14- This is a whole new ballgame
15- Take one for the team
16- He threw his pitch at me but I didn't go for it.
17- That really "hit home"
18- He did it "right off the bat"
19- Let's "touch base" on this another day
20- You're really on the ball
Send your’s to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll try to get them added on- Thanks