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left-field

adj
informal regarded as being outside the mainstream; unconventional
[C20: from baseball term left field, the area of the outfield to the batter's left, regarded as the scene of little action]
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As luck would have it, with two runners on base in the bottom of the sixth, Yogi Berra smashed a line drive to the opposite field near the left-field foul line.
The next batter was Ryan Corey, and he hit a three-run homer over the left-field fence.
However, left-field umpire Sam Holbrook declared Simmons' ball to be an infield fly, leading his automatically being called out.
So when a chairman makes a left-field choice for boss?
To make the pitchers even happier, the left-field and center-field fences were 20 feet high.
What was different from 1998 and 2001 in the losing series to the winning series in 2004, we went left-field with our tactics," the Herald Sun quoted the former Queensland quick, as saying.
A decent -- albeit tricked up -- baseball game actually broke out on the floor of the Coliseum, where the left-field foul pole loomed a tantalizing 201 feet from home plate.
3rd Baseman, SS, Left Fielder, same play as above but with the coach hitting the ball to short left field and down the left-field line.
After a two-out Jud Thigpen single, Keith Brachold ensured that Worcester starter Alex Pena would not avoid further trouble when he snuck an outside fastball just inside the left-field foul pole for a home run that made it 4-0.
But Saenz rocketed a ball into the left-field pavilion to put the Dodgers ahead 2-0.
The rookie's mammoth shot landed in the seating area of a chain restaurant perched high above and beyond the left-field wall, but the real food for thought is the on-base streak Napoli has forged.
The rookie's mammoth shot landed just beneath a chain restaurant perched high above and beyond the left-field wall, but the real food for thought is the on-base streak Napoli has forged.