load the bases(redirected from loads the bases)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Encyclopedia.
load the bases
1. To get runners onto first, second, and third base, as of the team currently playing offense. If they're able to load the bases and knock in some runs, they'll be right back in this game. One good swing here could load the bases for Marshall's team.
2. To allow runners onto first, second, and third base, as of the team currently playing defense. If their pitcher loads the bases here, he'll be in a real jam. I think Coach Grant will have to go to the bullpen. I can't believe the best reliever we've got loaded the bases with two outs!
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.