13 Words That Mean Something Different to Softball Players

1. Slapper


A speedy, left-handed batter who runs and hits the ball at the same time.

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A person who doesn't know how to throw a real punch.

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2. Sliders


An essential piece of your uniform to save you from raspberries.

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Delicious, tiny hamburgers.

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3. Diamond


Area of grass and dirt where all your sports dreams can come true.

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A coveted gemstone, especially by women.

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4. Slide 


A way to get to a base either looking like a badass or like a damn fool.

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A fun piece of playground equipment.

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5. Eye Black


A black substance you put under your eye to make you look fierce as hell.

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What Beyonce uses to become Sasha Fierce.

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6. Spin


Something pitchers need to put on the ball so it moves.

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A type of cycling class frequented primarily by women.

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7. Bat

What you use to hit dingers.

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The only mammals naturally capable of true and sustained flight.

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8. Pitch


A ball thrown with the intent of getting a batter out.

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Something you need to understand to be able to sing.

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9. Strike


Something you want as a pitcher and something you don't want as a batter.

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To knock down all 10 pins with one shot in bowling.

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10. Fence


The bane of every outfielder's existence.

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An essential lawn object to keep your nosy neighbors off your property.

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11. Home


A place where violent collisions happen.

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A place to relax after a hard day's work.

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12. Mitt


A catcher's or first baseman's glove.

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The 70th Governor of Massachusetts and 2012 Republican presidential nominee.

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13. Squeeze


Laying down the perfect bunt to score a runner from third.

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Trying to fit yourself into a tight space.

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