"THE KRUKTIONARY"

The definitive guide to Krukow's baseball jargon
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"Atta Babe"Nice play.  Especially applicable to plays by ball dudes & dudetes.  Also, a fan solidly representin' in                                                Giants gear.

"Batina Bungie" (sic)               A check swing for an accidental base hit.

"Big Boy"   Not you.

"Bring a glove, get a ball"        A Mays Field trueism.  Maybe even become a 10 second celebrity.

"Cement Mixer" A slider that doesn't slide.  Popularized in Giants bullpen by former RH releiver John Johnstone.

"Can of Corn"    Routine pop up out, or, trouble for questionable ex-outfielder Alex Sanchez.

"Chin Music"      Fastball high and tight.  Close shave.

"Dead Bird"                              Bloop single.  See also 'Duck Snort', 'Texas Leaguer' and 'Thing of Beauty'.

"Dookie"    The soft stuff.  See also Kirk Rueter, Ryan Jensen and Danny Darwin.

"Duck Snort"     Bloop single.  See also 'Texas Leaguer', 'Thing of Beauty' and 'Dead Bird'.

"Elephant Ear"   One rear pant pocket hanging out during an at bat - increases likeliness of a hit.  See also 'One Flap                                                  Down' and Deivi Cruz.

"Fist Grenade"                         A rocket bearing in on the hitters hands.

"Gamer"                                   You, if you've attended at least one game of each homestand.

"Grab Some Pine, Meat"  If you need this explained, perhaps you were looking for the Tokyo Yomuri Giants Site.

"Hard Cheeze"  Fastball.  Especially high and tight.  See also 'Chin Music".

"Have a Night"  Lately, used to describe a Lance Niekro or Todd Greene performance.

"Jimmy Jacking"Busily wasting time or unnecessarily screwing around when there is a task at hand.  Such as a                                                  pitcher "Jimmy Jacking around on the mound" (repeatedly picking up the rosin bag, etc) between                                                        batters.

"One Flap Down"    One rear pant pocket hanging out during an at bat - increases likliness of a hit.  See also 'Elphant Ear'                               and Deivi Cruz.

"Pud" Glove.  See also 'Rag'.

"Rag"        Glove.  See also 'Pud'.

"Shelf Time"    See Armando Benitez, Barry and the Crazy Crab.

"Texas Leaguer"                     Bloop single.  See also 'Dead Bird', 'Duck Snort' and 'Thing of Beauty'.

"Thing of Beauty"                    Bloop single.  See also 'Duck Snort', 'Dead Bird' and 'Texas Leaguer'.



"Uglyfinder"                            Foul ball rocket sent into the dugout.



 

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"The Crab was the best, 'cause you could throw stuff at it. 
You can't throw stuff at Lou Seal."
-Krukow
"Atta Babe"Nice play.  Especially applicable to plays by ball dudes & dudetes.  Also, a fan solidly representin' in                                                Giants gear.

"Batina Bungie" (sic)               A check swing for an accidental base hit.

"Big Boy"   Not you.

"Bring a glove, get a ball"        A Mays Field trueism.  Maybe even become a 10 second celebrity.

"Cement Mixer" A slider that doesn't slide.  Popularized in Giants bullpen by former RH releiver John Johnstone.

"Can of Corn"    Routine pop up out, or, trouble for questionable ex-outfielder Alex Sanchez.

"Chin Music"      Fastball high and tight.  Close shave.

"Dead Bird"                              Bloop single.  See also 'Duck Snort', 'Texas Leaguer' and 'Thing of Beauty'.

"Dookie"    The soft stuff.  See also Kirk Rueter, Ryan Jensen and Danny Darwin.

"Duck Snort"     Bloop single.  See also 'Texas Leaguer', 'Thing of Beauty' and 'Dead Bird'.

"Elephant Ear"   One rear pant pocket hanging out during an at bat - increases likeliness of a hit.  See also 'One Flap                                                  Down' and Deivi Cruz.

"Fist Grenade"                         A rocket bearing in on the hitters hands.

"Gamer"                                   You, if you've attended at least one game of each homestand.

"Grab Some Pine, Meat"  If you need this explained, perhaps you were looking for the Tokyo Yomuri Giants Site.

"Hard Cheeze"  Fastball.  Especially high and tight.  See also 'Chin Music".

"Have a Night"  Lately, used to describe a Lance Niekro or Todd Greene performance.

"Jimmy Jacking"Busily wasting time or unnecessarily screwing around when there is a task at hand.  Such as a                                                  pitcher "Jimmy Jacking around on the mound" (repeatedly picking up the rosin bag, etc) between                                                        batters.

"One Flap Down"    One rear pant pocket hanging out during an at bat - increases likliness of a hit.  See also 'Elphant Ear'                               and Deivi Cruz.

"Pud" Glove.  See also 'Rag'.

"Rag"        Glove.  See also 'Pud'.

"Shelf Time"    See Armando Benitez, Barry and the Crazy Crab.

"Texas Leaguer"                     Bloop single.  See also 'Dead Bird', 'Duck Snort' and 'Thing of Beauty'.

"Thing of Beauty"                    Bloop single.  See also 'Duck Snort', 'Dead Bird' and 'Texas Leaguer'

"Tuna Can"                              A tiny strike zone like the kind Lincecum receives on the road.



"What the little bird
left on the rock"       What the Dodgers get when they come to San Francisco.