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Baseball Talk

 

"corner of the plate"

 

How goofy is this — when a pitched ball is delivered in a direction that's parallel with the EDGES of home plate…the sports-nut announcer says that the pitch "caught the corner" of the plate. 

 

C'mon…the plate is a 5-sided figure…like a square with one pointed edge. There are no "corners" to catch. The pitches either catch edges for strikes, or they're balls, high or low.

 

We hear this silly language all the time with MLB; and we're likely to hear it again during the upcoming Little League World Series.

 

Sorry about deviating from pure grammatical matters; but this choice of words is about accuracy of nouns…"edges" are not "corners".

                                                                                                                                                        

 
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