Definition of inside baseball in English:

inside baseball


mass nounUS
  • 1Expert knowledge about baseball.

    ‘he taught New York baseball fans a good deal of inside baseball’
    • ‘He continued to talk inside baseball, following the trades and rumors, in particular the team's need find a left-handed hitter.’
    • ‘His remarks, pretty much in the form of nonstop commentary, combined humor with some sage inside baseball and even a prediction or two.’
    • ‘I guess I don't understand the inside baseball here, but now if the Phillies call a potential draft pick won't every agent tell his player to say they have no representation?’
    1. 1.1informal Esoteric or highly technical information.
      ‘there's probably too much inside baseball to appeal to mainstream audiences’
      • ‘Here is some inside baseball on that reform.’
      • ‘Indulge me in reporting a little inside baseball because it illustrates something important.’
      • ‘This incessant obsession with inside baseball serves no purpose beyond distracting people.’
      • ‘As much as the whole affair is the epitome of inside baseball, it is worth examining the process by which the administration is seeking to spike the tough sanctions.’
      • ‘The point of all this inside baseball is that Hollywood is not the do-anything-for-a-profit machine as it is often depicted.’
      • ‘Whether any of this inside baseball will have an effect on the TV/theatrical negotiations with the studios this spring remains to be seen.’
      • ‘It's the usual mix of innuendo, bad legal reasoning and inside baseball she's known for.’
      • ‘It's all inside baseball to them, who's up and who's down.’
      • ‘Is that inside baseball or is that also an important part of campaign coverage?’
      • ‘Perhaps the writers regarded these insights into the president-press relationship as inside baseball, of little interest to general readers.’