I demand a moratorium on describing pitchers’ stuff as "filthy". It’s catchy and it sounds kind of cool, but it is, like Dick Cheney’s liver, overused. I therefore put the kibosh on baseball writers using this term (that means you, Horrigan. And you too, Gammons), and propose that hurlers’ hard-diving sliders and tailing cut fastballs from now on be described as "begrimed". As in "Schilling utterly confused the spastic Giambi with a begrimed splitter". That or any other word that is onomatopoeiac.