They'll pass over the money without even thinking about it; for it is money they have and peace they lack.
  -James Earl Jones "Field of Dreams"
and don't go mistaking paradise for that home across the road
  -Bob Dylan "Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest"

Friday, June 22, 2007

Used Too Often

The following phrases really get on my nerves and are overused by baseball people in general and Diamondbacks TV announcers in particular:
  • grinding
  • the way he goes about his business
  • a guy like INSERT PLAYER NAME
  • ...if you're INSERT PLAYER NAME...
  • ...if you're a INSERT TEAM NAME fan...
  • lights out
  • years young
  • you gotta tip your cap
  • at this level
  • every single day

And weather announcers should never say "gorgeous".

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