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center field

1. In baseball, the area of the field beyond second base and in the middle of the outfield. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. He hit the ball into center field—and right into the glove of the outfielder.
2. In baseball, the position of a player who occupies and defends the center of the field. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. My goal is to be fast enough to play center field next year.
3. A position between extremes or in line with what is generally accepted or understood. Often used with "left of" or "right of" (usually referring to political ideology) to indicate a more biased position. The president has been accused by both political parties of wanting to stay in center field on the issue of tax reform. Once I heard John's liberal ideas, I knew his beliefs were left of center field.
See also: center, field
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He'll likely see something like 60 percent of the action in center field.
Center Field Shot also looks at the vertical integration of baseball marketing and the dismal failure of team ownership by television networks, most notably CBS's disastrous tenure as owners of the New York Yankees and Rupert Murdoch's questionable purchase of the Dodgers.
Center Field Shot does not shy away from controversy.
Left field" will be defined as the territory from straightaway center field (directly from home plate) to the left field foul pole (including the foul pole if ruled a home run).
Figgins eventually entered the game in center field in the sixth inning as Tommy Murphy moved over from center to replace Tim Salmon in right.
While Erstad was the designated hitter with the Quakes on Thursday, he will play center field with the Bees.
As the merriment went on, a group of crewmen wheeled an enormous three-dimensional representation of the WBC's baseball-globe logo into shallow center field.
For years, the Dodgers had the national-anthem singer stand in center field, as far as possible from most of the fans.
Trading Finley opens up center field for Chone Figgins, that is, unless the Angels decide to move Darin Erstad from first base to center field and give the first base job to Casey Kotchman.
It was something where we had a situation at third with a little uncertainly, and Alfonzo gives us a chance to cover ourselves better, and still have a couple guys who can play in center field.
Kennedy then stole third base and scored when Orlando Cabrera laced a single into center field to tie the score at 1-1.
Following a 7-1 loss to the Marlins in front of 26,211, a game in which rookie left-hander and former Long Beach State star Jason Vargas pitched a six-hitter, more than one Dodger complained about the unusual hitter's background, which consists of a teal blue tarp secured over three sections of seats in center field.
With the bases loaded and two outs in what already had been a catastrophic bottom of the fifth inning, Brewers first baseman Lyle Overbay drove what should have been a two-run single over the infield and into left- center field.
Ponce scored on a nifty hook-slide on Adrianna Lira's RBI single to center field.
Poly (6-8) answered in the bottom of the fourth as first baseman Vanessa Perez lined a home run to straightaway center field.
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