Posted by Word Camel on September 03, 2004
I learned last night that this is baseball slang for the catcher's gear (mask, pads, etc). Anyway, I was so taken with it that I wanted to share.
I also learned "a can of corn", meaning a pop fly that is so easy to catch the outfield doesn't even need to move from his position to catch it. I'm not sure why it's "a can of *corn*" per se but I like it.