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Re: All glove/no bat

Posted by RRC on April 25, 2008 at 18:06:

In Reply to: All glove/no bat posted by Ben on April 25, 2008 at 16:17:

: What does "all glove/no bat" mean? My sense is that it means a player has only defensive capabilities, and no offensive skills. Can someone explain what it might mean more generally? I just read an article describing former-President George H. W. Bush as "an all-glove, no-bat first baseman".

I assume you're talking about this article http://www.huffingtonpost.com/adam-mckay/vetting-the-candidates-an_b_98590.html

GHW Bush was the captain of the baseball team in high school and at Yale. He played first base. It's a literal statement not some sort of allegorical dig.