Thursday, August 16, 2012

Terminology: Part 3!

"Full of ginger" = energetic, peppy
(Related: "Both teams had ginger to burn" and a team "did not ginger up as usual")
"In it" = competitive; ready to play
Pan = home plate
"Ripped the air a little" = cheered
"the Fitzsimmons Act" - The Moorhead Independent refers to the Moorhead team as doing the Fitzsimmons Act in two wins against Wahpeton-Breckenridge in late May. This is likely a reference to British boxer Bob Fitzsimmons, who had just completed a marathon win against the American heavyweight champion Jim Corbett in March. The use of the term was also fitting considering the fact that the W-B manager was named Ed Corbett.

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