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Twenty New Terms for Curveball


Hans Urs von Balthasar: Not just a leading 20th century theologian anymore.

Each year, a number of new terms enter baseball’s colorful lexicon. Below are the twenty new words and phrases for curveball. To gain entry, each term has to have been used or overheard in a “legitimate” baseball situation — that is, either on a diamond, in a press box, or in one of Craig Counsell’s numerous and vivid erotic dreams.

Here are this year’s entries, arranged in alphabetical order:

Breathtaking Short Film
C Cup
Crotch Winder
Freudian Slip
Furious, Spinning Lap Dance
Gender Ender
Gravity Fucker
Hans Urs von Balthasar
Italian Push-up
Magnus Effect (Acid Trance Remix)
Ookie Cookie
O-Swingers’ Club President
Overly Grabby Priest
Pear-Shaped Still-Life Model
Slovak Cup-Check
Strikeout Gravy
Tantric Fastball
Teriyaki Ball
Tiny, and Probably Underage, Dancer
Turtle Girdle