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USAGE/DEFINITION OF: Game-winning hit

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by new-pj, Jan 5, 2007.

  1. awriter

    awriter Active Member

    I assume you were trying to be sarcastic, but in case you were not, walk-off homer is pure jargon. And it's inaccurate. The batter and runners (if any) can't just head straight to the dugout; they have to circle the bases.
    Just call it a game-ending homer.
  2. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    I have never allowed walk-off home run to get into any stories I've been edited. Jargon at its worst. Wanna use it, go work for TV where that shit flies.
  3. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    That's easy for you to say. :D
  4. Boobie Miles

    Boobie Miles Active Member

    Is that really the reason why people hate it? I'll buy the jargon reason, although I don't agree with it, we're writing for the readers and it's definitely the term they use (I know I'm gonna get ripped for that point with a million different examples of "Well readers call so and so this, so should we do that too?"... but whatever). As for the actual not walking off the field immediately, come on.
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