Ball four, base hit: Usually when the bases are empty and a walk will be as good as a base hit.
Can o'corn: An easy fly ball. The outfielder reaches up to make the catch as easy as if he were pulling a can of corn off the shelf.
Catbird seat: When the count favors the hitter, generally 2-0 or 3-1.
Chopper, two-hopper: Routine ground ball in the infield.
Cinch it up and hunker down: A pressure situtation and time for the hitter or pitcher to take stock of himself and make something happen.
Duck snort: A big swing, resulting in a weak hit, usually just over the infield, as is a duck "snorted" the ball out of his beak.
Ducks on the pond: Runners on base.
Gas: A fastball.
Hang wif'em: When a hitter is in a slump and hits a rocket line drive that is caught. Hang in there, the ball will fall one of these days.
He got a cookie: A hanging curve ball, an easy pitch to hit for a home run. The hitter usually "devours" it.
Picks To Click: DJ, the crew, and I select/pick a player who we think will have the best game. The numbers after our names indicate how many times each of us has been correct. The numbers change because we keep a separate tally for WGN/WCIU games and Comcast games.
Right size, wrong shape: A long foul ball, usually with home run distance.
Sit back, relax, and strap it down: Get ready for another exciting night of White Sox baseball!
You can cancel the postgame show: The first hit of the ball game. The potential no-hitter is over and there will be no need for a show after the game to showcase the pitcher.
Lewdog's record in Royals game threads: 11-9.