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Gopher Ball: A pitch destined to be hit for a home run; one that will ‘go for’ a run.
Junk Ball: A deliberate yet poor quality stroke producing a slower and harder-to-predict return that is introduced deliberately to upset the flow of the opposition.
K-Mart Ball: Derogatory name for a ball that hits poorly or is ill fitting.
Kill The Ball: To take the spin off the ball, resulting in a straight shot. Often used to maximimize accuracy on easy spare leaves.
Jump Ball: A jump ball starts every game and occurs when a referee tosses the ball into the air between two players from opposite teams. During games a jump ball is called when two players from opposit . . . View Full Definition
House Ball: A ball provided by the center to its customers. Usually, but not always, they are of less quality than modern high tech equipment, usually polyester or hard urethane, not resin. Sometimes us . . . View Full Definition
Hit Up On The Ball: The act at the release point of coming through the ball with a strong finger release; a ball that is hit hard will tend to be very powerful; used to describe a good release feeling .. I real . . . View Full Definition
Hitting The Big Ball Before The Little Ball: Another phrase for hitting the ball fat (the big ball being the earth)
Knuckle Ball: A pitch thrown by gripping one of the seams on a ball with fingernails and/or knuckles of the forefinger and middle finger with the thumb another fingers underneath the ball. The ball is pus . . . View Full Definition
Highballs: Any liquor served with ice, soda, plain water, ginger-ale or other carbonated beverages.