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  • What do you call a baseball game?

    Hi all, interested Brit here. Quick question if I may please?

    Here in the UK, when we are going to watch a football (soccer) game, we affectionately refer to it as 'going to the match', or 'going to the footy'.

    How do you refer to going to watch a baseball game?

    Thanks

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    While there are other games with balls if you say “ball game” it’s understood it’s baseball. The park can be referred to as the diamond. Basketball is sometimes called hoops or round ball. Hockey doesn’t have a slang for the game. But an arena is a barn where you put the biscuit (puck) in the basket (net). A football game doesn’t have a term. The field might be called the gridiron.

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    • #3
      Going to the "BallPark" is used here. Cant think of any other nicknames.

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      • #4
        Baseball = "Going to the ballgame."
        Hockey = "Going to watch some puck."
        Basketball = "Going to watch some hoops."
        Football (American) = "Going to the football game."
        Soccer = "Going to sleep in my car."

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        • #5
          If just watching....going to the game (or ballgame) or "stadium name" (Fenway, Wrigley, The Box) or ballpark

          If playing going to "the field" is often used, especially for practice

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          • #6
            Going to tell soccer players to get off our field.

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            • #7
              In our house: Hockey - shinny, MLB game - going to the ballpark, son's game - going to the tourny.
              "Whata crowd, whata crowd! I tell ya, I'm all right now but last week I was in rough shape..."

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              • #8
                no one else uses "yard" ("going to the yard") instead of "field", "park", etc?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by mys View Post
                  no one else uses "yard" ("going to the yard") instead of "field", "park", etc?
                  Probably not unless the venue actually has "yard" as part of the name, for example Camden Yards, home of the Baltimore Orioles.

                  Otherwise "yard" in baseball generally refers to hitting a home run, and its proper use is as part of the phrase "going yard."
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                  What's THAT guy doing?
                  - one of the YES Network broadcasters, after the camera cut to me doing the thumbs-down after Todd Frazier's home run

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Gary Dunaier View Post

                    Probably not unless the venue actually has "yard" as part of the name, for example Camden Yards, home of the Baltimore Orioles.

                    Otherwise "yard" in baseball generally refers to hitting a home run, and its proper use is as part of the phrase "going yard."
                    "yard"always been a part of our lingo. "going yard" was originally "leaving the yard" which referred to the ball field.
                    maybe it's one of those terms that's gone out of style when I was coming up, "can of corn" and "texas leaguer" were on their way out, in favor of "flair". language evolves.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Gary Dunaier View Post

                      Probably not unless the venue actually has "yard" as part of the name, for example Camden Yards, home of the Baltimore Orioles.

                      Otherwise "yard" in baseball generally refers to hitting a home run, and its proper use is as part of the phrase "going yard."
                      I hope Frasier is giving you a cut of his tshirt business

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