Question: Of the species of birds commonly found in ball parks, which is the only one creating a sufficient disturbance to arouse comment by baseball announcers?
Answer: Boo birds.
Question: What bird-like act did a player perform when he hit a catchable ball to the outfield?
Question: When a runner is thrown out, into what kind of animal is he transformed and in what condition?
Answer: A dead duck ("the throw is there and he is a dead duck").
Answer: An air. [Typical end-of-inning recap: one run, two hits, one air.]
Question: When the batter missed a home run by a few feet and the baseball was caught instead, what was the outcome?
Answer: There was no outcome, only a present possibility. ("If he hits that ball a few more feet, it's outa here.")
Question: What happens to a baseball after it is hit into the bleachers for a home run?
Answer: Nobody knows. It's gone.
Question: When the batter strikes the ball in such a manner as to cause it to rise high into the air a short distance from the batter's box, what is the most common description used by baseball announcers to explain what has happened?
Answer: Poppedim up (meaning "popped him up"). [Yes, yes, I do know that is only something the pitcher could do if he had the same capacity to effect upon another person what somebody does in uncorking a champagne bottle. Never mind complaining to me about it. I am just here to give you the answers to the questions.]
Question: When the bases are loaded, what kind of opportunity exists?
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