inside baseball

Garson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jul 23 22:23:26 UTC 2011

Victor Steinbok wrote
> Michael Cohen on the belief by some liberals that Obama is missing an
> opportunity to educate voters how the federal budget works (sorry, no link)=
> :
> That=92s much too complicated and inside baseball for the ordinary
>> low-information voter.
> Only UD and Wiktionary have entries for "inside baseball" in this metaphor.
> Wordnik has some good additional quotes, with sources.

Here are some additional pointers. Safire wrote a column discussing
the term "inside baseball" in 1988. Barry Popik researched the phrase
in May of this year.

On Language; Inside Baseball by William Safire
Published: June 19, 1988

Inside Baseball at
Entry from May 02, 2011

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