My favourite French expression in baseball is “le Papallion” – (The Butterfly) – the French expression for the curveball.
I don’t speak a lot of French – in fank very little. But for many years, the only way to get Expos games was to watch them on the CBC-French network. I watched more than my share. I got to admit, that game sounds far more beautiful “en Francais”
Comment by bluejaysstatsgeek — November 8, 2011 @ 12:36 pm
Eh, doesn’t matter. The baseball gods don’t speak French, and clearly didn’t notice the faux pas.