inside baseball


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inside baseball

1. adjective Relating to or containing nuanced details and minutiae that require such specific knowledge or insight as to be unintelligible or irrelevant to outsiders. Usually hyphenated. 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.
But this announcement isn't just inside baseball: It's a signal that Ford is scaling up its near-term efforts for electric vehicles.
It's pretty inside baseball for folks," said Barrett Kaiser, a Montana-based Democratic strategist who advised former Sen.
Perhaps Trump didn't even wonder about that curious inside baseball, since he was so focused on building a wall and locking up Hillary Clinton.
Teen thugs hide the blades inside baseball caps and sneak the weapons into football grounds and concerts to slash victims.
To help readers understand how this inside baseball is played, I have annotated a recent article that Simon, a former National Security Council official in the Obama White House and now a supposedly impartial analyst, published, together with Jonathan Stevenson, in The New York Times.
Along with all of this inside baseball at the Louisville Annual Meeting, there were a lot of guns.
People come from different life experiences and "inside baseball" can divide rather than connect people as it should.
There's a lot of inside baseball about a lawsuit to unseal documents subpoenaed in Garabedian's suit and a lot of pre-internet sleuthing done by poring over paper copies of the church directory.
Hint: you will need to consult your local attorney to get the inside baseball for your state's recent court decisions on this issue.
Rimler at times indulges in a little too much "inside baseball," discussing nuances in chords and composition structure that will be of interest only to students of music theory.
He added that the drug control department always outsmarts smugglers who try to sneak these addictive substances onto the country through express mail packages or inside baseball bats.
Maybe those pulling for their personal favorites or impressed by the inside baseball of Marcos' prospective candidacy (the dynamics here remind me of the confident projection, by journalists in the know, that Ramon Mitra would win the presidency in 1992) would cite Santiago or Marcos despite their numbers (truly woeful, considering that survey respondents could name up to three best leaders to succeed Mr.
That's inside baseball. Take your complaint off the homepage; you're only muddying the water.