Every activity seems to have it's own language. Knitters have stash, ufo's,wip. frogs etc.
Yesterday the hubby was watching baseball. Out of the blue he says "....and he gets a golden sombrero"
I had to ask. Sounds like it would be a good thing, right? Or possibly sexy. Nope. It's when a player strikes out 4 times in a game. The round sombrero equals a big zero. I asked why they don't call that a goose egg? Apparently that term is already in use to describe a scoreboard with zeros. Oops, my bad. A 'regular' sombrero is striking out 3 times in a game.
A pitcher with a rubber arm recovers from the rigors of the game rapidly. A player who hits a can of corn has actually hit a very high pop-fly. I suppose hitting an actual can of corn would be messy.
I have got to say that the terminology of baseball is very weird. How do they come up with some of that? I mean, can of corn?????
Glad I don'twatch the game myself. i'd be horribly confused. What with the looking out for hats and food items....