In honor of Jason Bay’s 25th (not a joke), 0-fer…..
Definition: When a hitter is performing extremely well at the plate. It is common for a player that is raking to go 3 for 4 or 4 for 4 during contests when he is in this state.
Also see: on fire, hot
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Definition: When a hitter is performing as expected. This can range depending on a player’s ability.
Definition: When a player has been hitting poorly for a very small period of time.
Also see: mini slump
Definition: When a player has been hitting poorly for an extended period of time. This can last a few weeks and sometimes for an entire month.
Definition: When a player has been in a slump for over a season for no apparent reason (such as being too old, or injured).
Due to the fact this is a new term, I will use it in a couple of sentences for you.
1. Larry is Baying.
2. I haven’t witnessed a Bay like this from a player in quite some time.
3. I’ve never seen a Bay like this as long as I’ve watched the game of baseball. Is this guy ever going to hit again? I don’t get it.
Clearly Bay is working hard and is carrying himself with absolute professionalism. I respect that.
However, I have given up on Jason Bay returning to form as a New York Met. I would love to see him break out of it, believe me. We are no longer dealing with a small sample size so it is no longer inevitable that he will shake out of this.
Tags: Sad but true.