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bat′ boy`


n.
a boy who takes care of the bats and other equipment of a baseball team.
[1920–25, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bat boy - (baseball) a boy who takes care of bats and other baseball equipment
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
assistant, helper, help, supporter - a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "my invaluable assistant"; "they hired additional help to finish the work"
boy, male child - a youthful male person; "the baby was a boy"; "she made the boy brush his teeth every night"; "most soldiers are only boys in uniform"
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Walter Jacobson -- the former Cubs bat boy then in the middle of his great run at WBBM-Channel 2 News -- said, "That could wind up being bigger than 'The Brothers Karamazov.'"
That is to say, it is not that there is no provision for an enforcer; it is that the enforcer is treated more like a bat boy than an umpire.
At age 19, Gaz played the role of Jean Valjean for the European Youth Premiere's adaptation of 'Les Miserables.' His big break came when he played the lead in 'Bat Boy' at London's West End.
Bobby's dream of being part of the Dodgers comes true in 1947 when he lands the job of bat boy for the team.
Meanwhile Bat Boy's Laurence O'Keefe has two off-the-beaten-path musicals going up in the heartland: Not only will Griffin Theatre Company give the blood-sucking cult classic he wrote with Key the Farley and Brian Flemming its long-overdue Chicago premiere at the Den Theatre June 4--July 24, but his similarly sanguine musicalization of Heathers with Kevin Murphy is also getting two stagings this summer: June 1-26 at Kansas City, Mo.'s Unicorn Theatre, and May 19-June 19 at Omaha, Neb.'s Bluebarn Theatre.
A BLIND lad has been dubbed Bat Boy after learning an astonishing technique meaning he can get around as though he can see.
In the last test England won the toss and elected to bowl instead of bating, and offered good score to Australian batboys who feel bad and when England came to bat every bat boy collapsed in both innings one after another.
The Mad magazine parody "Bat Boy and Rubin!," written by Harvey Kurtzman and drawn by Wally Wood, published in late 1953, seems uncharacteristically chaotic.
Secret life: "I was a bat boy for the Eugene Emeralds - I really wanted to get into sports marketing.
They first met when Mulcahy was a bat boy for DiStefano's Parks Little League team, and Mulcahy went to watch DiStefano star for the Highlanders' defense in the late 1970s and at Worcester State, where DiStefano was a member of the 1980 national club championship team.
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