change-up change-up

Definition(s):

  • (n) a baseball thrown with little velocity when the batter is expecting a fastball

Usage(s):

  1. Goodman, an award-winning rabble rouser whose show is carried by 30-some stations, does not have a change-up.
  2. In a TV debate on election eve, O'Malley went on as the final speaker after two hours of shrill argument and ill-tempered accusations, and once again he threw his change-up.
  3. It's a nice change-up from the first round, revealing a tiger-y edge to her voice.

News

  • 'Big Brother 15' twists completely change the game - for the better

    "Big Brother" announced two very important twists to the game on the premiere episode Wednesday (June 26). We previously knew that America would pick an MVP each week and that there would three nominees (instead of the usual two) each week.We were hesitant at first about the twists because while we liked the change-up of having three nominees, because of how much trickier that would make being ...
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Zap2It

Quotes

  1. "There's a man on first, no one's out. It was a change-up. The last thing Jeff's trying to do is hit a guy," Tulowitzki said. "I just thought he stared him down a little bit too long."
    on Oct 12, 2007 By: Troy Tulowitzki Source: The Casper Star Tribune

  2. "My change-up was good today. I got a lot of groundballs when I needed them," Arroyo said. "Luckily, we got a chance to break it open and give me kind of a rest."
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Bronson Arroyo Source: Globe and Mail

  3. "It is frustrating. I can't control the ball after I release it," said Wellemeyer. "I left a change-up up to Nix and he took advantage of it."
    on Jun 1, 2009 By: Todd Wellemeyer Source: USA Today

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