Baseball Shorts: Ear Syphillis

In today's episode of Baseball Shorts, we pay attention to an aliment from which only umpires are suffering: Ear Syphillis Ear Syphillis is a condition in which umpires are overly sensitive for remarks from players, managers, and fans. Even this bad that it affects his performance behind home plate. A good example of an umpire …

Baseball Shorts: “Out of Left Field”

In the US, there is a saying "Out of Left Field" which means strange, odd or unexpected. It is clear the origin can be traced back to baseball. But there are several explanations for the origin of the saying. When it comes to the meaning "unexpected", the following explanation makes a lot of sense. It …

Baseball Shorts: How the Bunt got its Name

One of the most underrated hitting techniques in baseball is the bunt. If executed right, it can be a formidable weapon against a dominating pitcher. The bunt came into fashion when it, according to the legend, was invented by Henry Chadwick, the player-manager of the Cincinnati Ballclub. But how did the short hit got its …