Definition of hot-stove league in English:

hot-stove league

noun

informal
  • Sports fans, especially baseball fans in the off season, who discuss players, teams, and the upcoming season.

    • ‘Baseball, with its rotisserie teams, hot-stove leagues and legions of obsessive stat nerds, seemed never-ending.’
    • ‘With the presidential election still more than a year away, this is the Hot-Stove League season in national politics.’
    • ‘Winterbound baseball fans pass the time in hot-stove-league discussions of ballplayers, batting and fielding averages and the prospects for the coming season.’