Paschal: Thus spoke baseball: another look at the language of the game

From John Paschal at The Hardball Times on November 20, 2018:

It says in some places that numbers are the language of baseball, but it says here, in plain language, that language is the language of baseball. Just look at that lexicon! It’s peppered with pepper and seasoned with seasons of grand salamis and Baltimore chops, each produced in the place where a starter begets a meatball that somehow becomes a can of corn. What if, however, we could refresh that lexicon?

What terms would we change? What words would we keep?

In the end, would a snow cone by any name be just as sweet?

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Originally published: November 20, 2018. Last Updated: November 20, 2018.