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 Post subject: Talkin' Baseball
PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2004 2:04 pm 
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The baseball announcers don't return my calls and act like they're not home when I drop by. So perhaps some TCE can tell me why they say "The batter is 2-for-3" rather than "2-of-3," and the ball was "swung on" rather than "swung at."<p>And don't tell me it's because they've always said it that way. I know that.


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 Post subject: Re: Talkin' Baseball
PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2004 7:14 pm 
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They've always said it that way.


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 Post subject: Re: Talkin' Baseball
PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2004 7:39 pm 
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Probably because "oh-of-3" would be hard to say.


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 Post subject: Re: Talkin' Baseball
PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2004 8:15 pm 
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Matthew Grieco:
Probably because "oh-of-3" would be hard to say.<hr></blockquote><p>Pardon the cultural intrusion but I can't help sharing this from Britain's Daily Telegraph:<p>Has there ever been the result 'East Fife 5, Forfar 4' or is this just a joke played out on the Two Ronnies Show many years ago?
Mike Carr<p>Statman John: Nearly, but not quite. The teams have met 126 times and the closest they have come was in the 1963-64 season when a Scottish Division Two game ended Forfar 5, East Fife 4. Other games have ended East Fife 5, Forfar 2 (in 1964-65 and 1929-30) and Forfar 3, East Fife 5. So, it's goodnight from me.<p>
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 Post subject: Re: Talkin' Baseball
PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2004 8:20 pm 
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If this Statman John ever gets tired of that job, I'm sure he could be the next PA announcer at Yankee Stadium.


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