foul ball


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foul ball

In baseball, a ball that is hit past the foul line (and thus outside the playing field). I started to run as soon as I heard the bat hit the ball, but it turned out to be a foul ball, so I had to go back to second base.
See also: ball, foul
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1997) (fan hit by a foul ball when his attention was diverted by minor league team's mascot allowed to sue).
fan hit by a foul ball while sitting in an unprotected seat down the
(117) The court differentiated between a spectator being injured by a foul ball and a spectator being injured by the actions of a team's mascot by noting that a team owner cannot completely remove the risk of being hit by a foul ball without materially changing the actual sport of baseball.
No home runs, no foul balls, no balls tossed into the stands by a generous player.
It was as if what I had done showed a lack of respect, represented a dishonoring of the game, not the home run but the length of time hitting foul ball after foul ball at the plate until the very meaning of the game of baseball had been placed in limbo and then dismissed.
Earlier this year, in a nationally televised game between the Mets and Yankees, a surefire homer by the Mets' Carlos Delgado was ruled a foul ball by the umpires despite repeated TV replays showing that the ball clearly hit the foul pole.
OFFENSIVE Beano 1st edition; FOUL BALL Bowling at Walter's head in cricket; BIG HIT Walter is whacked; GONE Old Dan with gun and spurs
Tax specialist and author Gall Perry's online compilation of her column "Fun With Taxes" includes links to articles from the New York Times such as "Beating the Tuition Blues and Earning Some Tax Breaks" and her own writings--such as the article "IRS Throws Foul Ball Into All American Pastime." In addition, visitors can find daffy tax tips from the IRS and the Tax Preparation Tool Box, which includes an IRA calculator to determine eligibility or compare Roth IRAs with traditional ones to see their worth at retirement.
Foul Ball: My Life and Hard Times Trying to Save an Old Ballpark, by Jim Bouton.
During game six of the National League Championship Series last October, a Cubs fan, Steve Bartman, tried to catch a foul ball that was being
Michael Cooke, the editor-in-chief of the Chicago Sun-Times, defended the newspaper's controversial decision to print the name and employer of a Chicago Cubs fan who attempted to catch a foul ball in the stands during the eighth inning of Game 6 in the Cubs' National League Championship Series loss.
Five outs from earning their first World Series berth in 58 years, a fan deflected a foul ball destined for Cubs left fielder Moises Alou's glove.
In Foul Ball, the self-published tale Bouton plans to release in June, the retired pitcher claims The Berkshire Eagle in Pittsfield, Mass., deceived readers about the viability of a new stadium that the 31,277- daily-circulation Eagle planned to help bankroll -- while it campaigned against a plan by Bouton and two partners to renovate the existing Wahconah Park, an 84-year-old venue and a favorite of minor-league fans.
Bush's nice words to woo the Catholic vote look like a foul ball next to his actual support of capital punishment, restrictive policies on immigration, and diminished prescription care to the elderly.
The court said that while she assumed the risk of being hit by a batted ball in sitting where she did, she couldn't be expected to guess that the fans would scramble for the foul ball with such unusual violence that she would be injured.