ball (someone) out

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ball (someone) out

A misspelling of "bawl someone out," meaning to scold or reprimand someone with great intensity and/or ferocity. My parents balled me out after I failed my math exam.
See also: ball, out
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He has allowed 27 homers in 369 innings and has the 12th-best ratio of ground ball outs among major league relievers since 2011.
He got a lot of ground ball outs and he frustrated them.
Crash" Davis orders his pitcher "Nuke" LaLoosh to induce ground ball outs over strikeouts because they're "more democratic.
The ball sinks in the strike zone, often turning hits into ground ball outs.
15-16 Low fastballs make it difficult to hit a sacrifice fly ball; produce ground ball outs.
Lester had just one 1-2-3 inning, the fourth, when he got three ground ball outs.
Cherry (2-2) struck out six batters, got 11 ground ball outs and surrendered just a Justin Smyres double to pick up his first win since opening day.
Making batters hit it on the ground is supposed to be the key to winning at Fenway, but Hernandez and two Orioles relievers only got three ground ball outs all afternoon.