One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in sports) grip (a bat, racket, etc.) further from the narrow end than is usual.‘he choked up on the bat a few inches’
- ‘There's no choking up on the bat, there's no shortening of that swing.’
- ‘Roberts won't be choking up on the bat anymore, something he hopes will allow him to drive the ball with authority rather then slap it around the field.’
- ‘Baker sees Bonds as a rarity because he generates so much power despite choking up on the bat and standing so close to the plate.’
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