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pop fly

n. Baseball
A short high fly ball. Also called pop-up.

pop′ fly′


n.
(in baseball) a high fly ball hit to the infield or immediately beyond it that can easily be caught before reaching the ground. Also called pop-up.
[1885–90, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pop fly - a short high fly ball
fly ball, fly - (baseball) a hit that flies up in the air
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!"
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Kyle Schwarber's pop fly down the left-field line dropped inches fair to give the Cubs runners on first and second with one out and Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo up.
But only when a hitter's mistimed swing delivers a lazy pop fly in your direction and -- I got it, I got it -- you make a heroic barehanded grab.
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With two outs in the fifth inning, Red Sox Sandy Leon reached base when A's shortstop Marcus Semien bobbled a pop fly. The umpires ruled it an error.
In the top of the seventh, the Rockies had Raimel Tapia on second and Tony Wolters on first when Carlos Gonzalez hit a pop fly between the pitcher's mound and second base.
Cristian Inoa hit a pop fly to second baseman Jared Young that scored Terry to put the Indians up 3-0.
Jon: One's a pop fly. The other's a fly pop." - (http://boyslife.org/features/20917/20-funny-jokes-for-fathers-day/) Boys' Life
After Brian McCann's pop fly dropped into left field for a first-inning single, Wright did not allow another hit until Starlin Castro led off the seventh with a ringing double.
As the mortars detonated nearby, Ferdinand, always one to joke, ran around like a baseball player trying to catch a pop fly shouting "I got it, I got it!" He said it would be a mercy killing.
Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Pop Fly, Rarity, Spike, Applejack, Applebloom and Granny Smith unite to bring their unique and magical voices together to perform some of the most cherished songs of the holiday season, including Jingle Bells, Silent Night and a brand new original Pony song It's a Pony Kind of Christmas.
Ryan Goins also homered and had a two-run single a game after his misplayed pop fly set off Kansas City's winning rally Sunday.
The Red Sox loaded the bases with two outs in the seventh when Odorizzi walked three consecutive batters, but the right-hander worked out of trouble by getting a pop fly from Xander Bogaerts.