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Pen Pals

Postby Grimlock » Sun Jun 07, 2009 3:56 am

I'm trying to come up with an appropriately punny phrase for the opposite of a Ticker Tease. You see, I'm carrying Adam Wainwright on my team, and when I looked at the Friday scoreboard yesterday morning and saw that the Cards had taken an 11-4 drubbing, my nether regions puckered briefly in preparation for box score hell, only to find that Wainwright has turned in a nice 6 inning, 3 hit, 3 walk, 2 ER, 8 K performance and that it was the bullpen which had shit the bed.

We need a term for this, perferably better than the awful one I provided in the title.

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Re: Pen Pals

Postby Grey » Sun Jun 07, 2009 8:10 am

Hmm... I'll make sure Rudy sees it to see if he has any ideas...
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Re: Pen Pals

Postby Rudy Gamble » Mon Jun 08, 2009 7:00 am

My vote is for Ticker Spook (past-tense verbage of Ticker-Spooked).

Alternate option: Scroll Scare.

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Re: Pen Pals

Postby Grimlock » Tue Jun 09, 2009 4:10 am

I've got it. After three days, my brain has finally disgorged a snappy pun for this one: Ticker Shock.

In a sentence:

"As a Zimmerman owner, I'm pretty much through with Ticker Shock this season. When I see that the Nats got bombed in one of his starts, I pretty much just assume it was Hanrahan. Sometimes, I don't even check the box score."

You know, like "sticker shock" when you see the price of something expensive only...aw fudge. If I have to explain the pun, well...you know. Still, I think it's the best we're going to get as the "good twin" to Ticker Tease.

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Re: Pen Pals

Postby Rudy Gamble » Tue Jun 09, 2009 7:52 am

Ticker Shock beats Ticker Spook...good job...it's goin' in!

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Re: Pen Pals

Postby Rpales » Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:20 am

I just joined up today and my first post was going to be a term for the opposite of Ticker Tease. Happened to read this and see the idea had already been thrown around... Small world.

Anyway, my idea was: Ticker PLEASE!! You see that your SP is still in the game through 7IP, the score is notted at 5-5. Damn. Not good. Then you open the details to see that 3 of his runs were unearned... Ticker PLEASE!

Just a thought... Rhymes with the original, too.
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Re: Pen Pals

Postby Rudy Gamble » Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:36 am

Hey RPales -
Welcome to the Forum! I think Ticker Shock works for that case....when the Ticker looks like bad news, but it's actually not that bad...so Ticker Tease is when it looks like good news and it's bad and Ticker Shock when it looks bad but it's good...

Let us know if you have any other glossary ideas!

Rudy


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