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.
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.
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.
The title may be a bit of inside baseball to the average shopper; however, when well executed, it creates a destination experience worthy of loyalty.
It's inside baseball, but it's important: Legislators actually care whether a law resulted from a Senate bill or a House bill, even if hardly anyone else notices.
Inside baseball perhaps, but also a vivid illustration of how TV viewing is changing.
He also tells the inside baseball story of this once marvelous pitcher's rise and fall.
Sure, there is a great fascination, at least inside the Beltway, with the inside baseball, the latest permutations, the gaffe of the moment.
Part of my goal was to form easily crossable bridges between the inside baseball discussion of these issues and those whose lives are affected in myriad ways by these unseen guiding hands.
They disagree on a number of topics, but they agree heartily that while the inside baseball of internal discipline is important, getting the independent advice model's voice heard in Washington is where you have to start, especially in the wake of the financial crisis and Dodd-Frank.
As Phil Musick, a Pittsburgh sportswriter wrote, "Baseball at that time, in my opinion, had a whole lot of racial division and I think it went around inside baseball and angered some people .
It may seem like inside baseball to some, but Pitt and Hill said the story of Beane and Brand should appeal broadly to moviegoers who aren't necessarily fans of the game.
Director Sam Wood further tweaked the film by casting several Yankee stars to play themselves, including Bill Dickey, Mark Koenig, and "Long Bob" Meusel, but the real casting coup occurred when, to quote the colorful prose of the New York Daily Mirror, "The Bambino [Babe Ruth] played himself in this picture, and lent to it an authenticity and smell of inside baseball.