I am a big fan of Rachel Maddow. (It doesn’t hurt that she’s a Sawx fan.) Recently she highlighted a book on her show called The Dickson Baseball Dictionary Third Edition by Paul Dickson. I also LOVE baseball so I immediately ordered this book on Amazon. It is about 3 inches thick and has thousands of baseball definitions ranging from the mundane to the really arcane. (good rhyme, huh?)
I decided to start a new feature called the baseball word of the week. All words are credited to his book. Play ball.