Word of the Day: Begrimed

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.

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  • Big word. Yes. But an exception is needed. When it is a Sox player, and it is the first round of two or three workouts before February turns into March, I say bring it on. Curt Schilling and Josh Beckett….. early looks at what we have in store for the Boston team. And the quick looks breed happiness. Right now. I cannot predict the future. I just like what I see.

    peter* February 27, 2006, 12:21 pm
  • So something like “Josh Beckett and Curt Shilling were found in the washroom together begrimed by their egos.” Does that work?

    walein February 27, 2006, 2:39 pm
  • Sure. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

    SF February 27, 2006, 2:46 pm

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