golden sombrero

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Sep 9 18:58:42 UTC 2011

On Sep 9, 2011, at 2:00 PM, Joel S. Berson wrote:

> Commentators on the Yankee-Orioles game two days ago noted that two
> Orioles had each struck out four times in the game, and that was
> called a "golden sombrero".  Not in the OED, but in Wikipedia.
> When one of the two struck out a fifth time, the broadcasters had to
> do research.  They may have come up with "platinum sombrero", and I
> think they did with "horn"

Hey!  Well, named for a distant relative perhaps.

> , and perhaps "titanium sombrero" for six
> in one game.  Also in Wikipedia.  But again not in the OED (I didn't
> try to find "hall").


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