Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Can o' corn - Nice easy pop fly, except if it's to Swisher or Damon, then it becomes an adventure.
Cheese - Fastball. His most commonly used phrase. It doesn't have to be a good pitch necessarily because Pedroia hits high cheese out all the time, it's just that pitchers' fastball.
Educated Cheese - A blog. Eck may not be aware of the blog though, so according to him it describes well placed cheese usually from older pitchers that can't hit 95mph anymore. Smotlz and Glavine throw educated cheese. Well, Smotlz did before.
Goin' Bridge - hitting a home run.
Hair - usually used to describe a fastball, or cheese, with some tail or late motion to it. "That cheese had some hair on it."
"I gotta have that" - At least once a game Eck (or DO now) will say "I gotta have that". Pretty self explanitory. It's a pitch that should have been a strike but the ump didn't see it that way.
Iron - A monetary unit, as described by Eck. When a guy signs a big contract, "Man, that guy is pulling in some serious iron now."
Moss - Hair, as in the stuff on your head. DO has little moss. Eck has much nicer moss. And this is Randy Moss moss.
Paint- A pitch that 'paints' the corner of the plate.
Tilt - used like hair to describe usually a fastball that either looks like it's rising or dropping. Penny throws a lot of cheese with a tilt.