beanball


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beanball

(ˈbiːnˌbɔːl)
n
(Baseball) baseball informal a ball pitched with the intention of hitting the batsman
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Noun1.beanball - a baseball deliberately thrown at the batter's headbeanball - a baseball deliberately thrown at the batter's head
pitch, delivery - (baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter
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The increase has made people across the game sit up and take notice, if for no other reason than because batters getting drilled frequently sparks confrontations, beanball wars and brawls.
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Accurate numbers aren't readily available for all years, but Keefe had developed a reputation as a beanball artist.
This familiarity would have led to beanball wars back in the 20th century, but now just means the players share tips about the same expensive steakhouses.
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Especially intriguing is Wendel's frank and frightening examination of the beanball which uncovers a taboo subject in a game dominated by macho athletes: fear.
It was the equivalent of a self-induced beanball war in the first inning.
For example, a baseball pitcher who pitches inside, misses the target, strikes the batter, and whose conduct is ruled an intentional "beanball" could be liable for criminal assault.
Indeed, when the output-based rule does not apply, the shift is typically not to negligence, but to some form of intentional harm--the beanball in baseball, the flagrant foul in basketball--that elicits some criminal-like responses.
The sports world is in an uproar over reports that Major League Baseball has thrown a beanball at cable TV, turning down its offer to renew Extra Innings, the league's out-of-market package of regular-season games.
It is "so accepted by custom that a pitch intentionally thrown at a batter has it's own terminology: 'brushback,' 'beanball,' 'chin music.'"