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Thanks, that seems likely.

Posted by Word Camel on May 06, 2002

In Reply to: Re: Baseball phrase - Give him the neck posted by masakim on May 05, 2002

: : I heard it used to describe something the pitcher was going to do, but couldn't work out what it meant. Anyone?

: Does it have something to do with "neck ball"?

: neck ball A ball thrown inside in the vicinity of the batter's neck. "It's not necessarily meant as a malicious pitch, but ... any game I've played in and they've hit back-to-back homers and the next pitch is a neck ball, it's a warning" (Baltimore Orioles manager Davey Johnson, on a pitch thrown at Cal Ripken Jr., quoted in _Baltimore Sun_, Aug. 27, 1996).
: From _The New Dickson Baseball Dictionary_ by Paul Dickson.