Batter up! A Double Play Giveaway

Double PlayThese days, anyone can be a baseball announcer. Except women. And I take exception to that. It’s time to storm the announcer’s booth – and we can start getting ready now. How? We can come up with our own home run signature phrase!

A what now?

Some of the best and funniest broadcasters had catchphrases (no pun intended) and signature lines when a home run is hit. Bob Uecker of the Minnesota Milwaukee Brewers: “Get up, Get outta here, Gone!” Harry Caray and Phil Rizzuto: “A home run! Holy cow!” Chris Berman from ESPN: “Back back back back back back…GONE!” Bob Prince, from the old-school days of the Pirates: “Kiss it goodbye!” See? Nothing to it.

So let’s get creative. Enter your parts o’ speech below, and come up with your own home run signature phrase. Practice it at little league. Use it in mixed groups of sports fans. Either you’ll look like you’re exceptionally knowledgeable, or people will ask to share what you’re smoking. Either way- fun for all!

And HELL YES there are prizes. I’ll pick five winners – and each winner will receive a paper copy of Jill Shalvis’ Double Play. I’m a sucker for Shalvis’ heroes, and I really enjoyed this one. The hero is an all-star pitcher who is forced to wonder if there might be something more to life than just baseball – and the heroine keeps distracting him when he needs to keep his focus around her.

So let’s play ball. You’ve got 24 hours. Batter up! Grab some pine!

Note: the results appear in a popup window, so be ye warned.


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  1. 1
    Cat Marsters says:

    Ooh me first!

    Holy squirrel ! That glass eye just ejaculated the Carthage and it won’t stop smarting ‘til it reaches Vatican City!!

  2. 2
    Andieg says:

    Hurrah!  More BitchLibs!

    Holy Beaver ! That target just foamed the kitchen and it won’t stop tripping ‘til it reaches Costa Rica!!

  3. 3
    Andieg says:

    Holy Egret ! That doughnut just tripped the basement and it won’t stop expecting ‘til it reaches Zimbabwe!!

  4. 4
    Pearl says:

    Holy poodle ! That marble just fondled the bedroom and it won’t stop riding ‘til it reaches Italy!!

  5. 5
    Andieg says:

    Holy Marmoset ! That meatball just stole the spare room and it won’t stop frenching ‘til it reaches Uruguay!!

  6. 6
    Jan says:

    Holy horse ! That ball just swacked the kingdom and it won’t stop swiving ‘til it reaches France!!

  7. 7
    Terry Odell says:

    Holy manatee ! That tangerine just nuzzled the beach and it won’t stop shuffling ‘til it reaches Ireland!!

  8. 8
    Ciar Cullen says:

    Holy elephant! That meatball just smoked Fifth Avenue and it won’t stop spinning until it flips Zimbabwe.

    Andieg, wonder how many of us picked Zimbabwe?

    I love the NYY announcer who says “see ya!” I use that all the time.

  9. 9
    Lori S. says:

    Holy monkey ! That hula hoop just spanked the Disney World and it won’t stop riding ‘til it reaches Swaziland!!

  10. 10
    Edie says:


    Holy emu ! That sphere just caned the Opera House and it won’t stop flying ‘til it reaches Peru!!

  11. 11
    eaeaea says:

    Holy dolphin ! That bubble just wasted the sea-side and it won’t stop grinning ‘til it reaches Antarctica!!

    (It sounds like something 1970’s Boy Wonder would say to Batman – kaPOW!)

  12. 12
    Castiron says:


    Holy llama ! That plastic lid just tuned the Iqaluit, Nunavut and it won’t stop undulating ‘til it reaches Nigeria!!

  13. 13
    Kris says:

    Holy skunk! That pinball just fired the castle and it won’t stop swallowing ‘til it reaches Australia!!

  14. 14
    Laura (in PA) says:

    Holy crow ! That canteloupe just smashed the Starbucks and it won’t stop crying ‘til it reaches Moracco!!

  15. 15
    Rosemary says:

    Holy tiger ! That sphere just barked the park and it won’t stop going ‘til it reaches Botswana!!

  16. 16
    Lisa J says:

    Holy Raccoon ! That superball just happened the factory and it won’t stop thinking ‘til it reaches Kuala Lumpur!!

  17. 17
    Laura (in PA) says:

    We miss Harry Kalas of the Phillies – It’s outta heeerrreee!!!

  18. 18

    Holy Sloth ! That doughnut just squandered the Shangrila and it won’t stop coining ‘til it reaches The Greater Antilles!!  }:)

  19. 19
    Dreadnought says:

    Holy cheetah ! That pearl just spanked the dorm room and it won’t stop gelling ‘til it reaches Nepal!!

  20. 20
    heathero says:

    Holy wombat ! That kiwi just dug the mountain top and it won’t stop bitching ‘til it reaches New Zealand!!

  21. 21
    SugarSpice says:

    Holy hamster ! That breast just flashed the music hall and it won’t stop bouncing ‘til it reaches Russia!!

  22. 22
    Tegan says:

    Holy octopus ! That sphere just lathed the library and it won’t stop paving ‘til it reaches Myanmar!!

  23. 23
    Shelley says:

    Holy marmot ! That plum just spanked the library and it won’t stop staggering ‘til it reaches Wales!!

  24. 24
    S. W. Vaughn says:

    Holy Gerbil ! That tire just sweated the Sesame Street and it won’t stop jiggling ‘til it reaches Timbuktu!!

  25. 25
    Silver James says:

    Smart Bitches Technology: Your Homerun Signature Phrase!

    Holy chipmunk ! That cantalope just copulated the caboose and it won’t stop cartwheeling ‘til it reaches Christmas Island!!

    I do love me some baseball and Jill Shalvis’s DOUBLE PLAY takes the boys of summer to a whole new place!

  26. 26
    Jennie says:

    Holy black footed ferret ! That musk melon just recovered the the badlands and it won’t stop spelunking ‘til it reaches Canada!!

  27. 27
    Elise says:

    Holy Marsupial ! That kumquat just swung the Timbuktu and it won’t stop snarkin ‘til it reaches Belguim!!

  28. 28
    Diatryma says:

    Holy Ostrich ! That globe just whacked the Minneapolis and it won’t stop flying ‘til it reaches Djibouti!!

    I tried to be spontaneous, but Djibouti is necessary.

  29. 29
    Aubrey says:

    Holy lemur ! That apple just licked the bookstore and it won’t stop joking ‘til it reaches Norway!!

  30. 30
    Rene says:

    These are so much fun!

    Holy hippopotamus ! That potpourri globe just enervated behind the barn and it won’t stop chewing ‘til it reaches the Principality of Liechtenstein!!

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