RAREFIED : understood by only a small group of people : only for people who know about a particular thing *

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The other day a sports reporter indicated that you could experience rarefied air surrounding the pitcher’s mound at Fenway Park.   His point was that the pitching was so good that it was unusual. To have used the term rarefied means one of two things: either the situation was unique to the point that you had […]

SOUTHPAW: a left-handed pitcher in baseball


While watching John Lester pitch the Red Sox  to a victory over the Tampa Bay Rays I must have heard the term southpaw used a dozen times.   Everybody who follows baseball (or boxing)  knows what the term means.  It is a person who pitches with the left hand.   There was a time when I don’t […]