misplay misplay

Definition(s):

  1. (n) (baseball) a failure of a defensive player to make an out when normal play would have sufficed
  2. (v) play incorrectly, e.g., play a wrong note
  3. (v) play wrong or in an unskillful manner

Usage(s):

  1. He could still foul up the debates or make a monumental gaffe or otherwise misplay his strong hand.
  2. A crackerjack player, good-humored Fred Vinson has never been known to get openly riled at a partner's misplay.
  3. Groan of the day for Yankee fans: defensive left fielder Chad Curtis' two-run misplay in the fourth.

News

  • Shane Victorino hitless but still delivers walkoff win

    Shane Victorino was officially hitless in five at-bats yesterday. Judging by the crowd of exuberant teammates surrounding him in the ninth inning after his grounder went under the glove of Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Josh Thole, Victorino just might be alright with that 0-for. Thole’s misplay allowed the Red Sox to take the series with a 5-4 walkoff win at Fenway Park and push the Blue Jays ...
    on July 1, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

Quotes

  1. "It was vintage Glavine," said Smoltz. "We got a couple of bloop hits and there was a misplay in the outfield. If it weren't for that, we might still be playing."
    on Apr 7, 2007 By: John Smoltz Source: Forbes

  2. "That misplay before halftime, we were well in control of the game and not giving up chances and keeping possession of the ball really turned the game around and it took us a while to recover," Houston coach Dominic Kinnear said. "Obviously,...
    on Jun 26, 2010 By: Dominic Kinnear Source: The Canadian Press

  3. "I had a feeling that I could put away this game for us," Kotalik said. "Unfortunately it went the other way, one misplay on my part and it costs us the game in the last five minutes and that really hurt."
    on Feb 23, 2008 By: Ales Kotalik Source: Sports Network

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