inside baseball


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inside baseball

1. adjective (hyphenated and used as a modifier before a noun) Relating to or containing nuanced details and minutiae that require such specific knowledge or insight as to be unintelligible or irrelevant to outsiders. The novel is so overwrought with long, inside-baseball descriptions of the publishing world that the plot, as may be appreciated by the common reader, is largely lost in the process.
2. noun An approach containing or concerned with nuanced details and minutiae requiring such specific knowledge or insight as to be unintelligible or irrelevant to outsiders. I hate going to dinner with my wife's economist friends. There's always so much inside baseball between them that I'm always left with nothing to talk about.
See also: inside
References in classic literature ?
Something about inside baseball, or a new submarine that can be converted into an airship on short notice?
As for inside baseball, or outside, for that matter, I hardly believe I'd be able to tell third base from the second base, it's so long since I went to a game," proceeded Tom.
DENVER -- Major League Baseball fans looking for the best recommendations for places to eat, sleep, visit, and party have a new inside baseball resource in LikeMe.
Some weeks it will be a quick-hit interview with Ross offering his inside baseball look at the big topics of the moment.
Francona apparently forgot, or did not have the intelligence, to be aware that inside baseball can utilize a bunt, hit and run and squeeze play.
And editors have to get past looking at stories about withholding information as so much inside baseball.
It's been proved over and over again that the public likes stories about process, and there's some good inside baseball about Atwater's early technique.
The survey participants are hospital and healthcare business leaders and industry advisors who read the firm's newsletter, Inside Baseball.
With Redistricting, It's Inside Baseball, Football: "Not everything in redistricting is about politics.
Zawalich "is benefiting from inside baseball and that the department is protecting one of its own.
It just means that too many reporters and editors get mired in inside baseball or don't approach pieces with imagination and clarity or forget to remind readers what this has to do with them.
This was inside baseball at its best, powered by multiple layers of text, audio, video and fun fan-submitted content.
In the end only those that play inside baseball really understand or care about the Speakers race.
In addition to providing a reporter's perspective to clients, Cate also authors Inside Baseball, the firm's widely read industry insider newsletter - Anne Hancock, the former marketing director for Surgical Alliance Corporation, a specialty hospital and ambulatory surgery center company that developed the controversial - and successful - New Albany Surgical Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.