Were talking “ship” and other softball utterances

So, I’m not a grammar guy ala Jon Mulvihill or Ryan Neff, resident CSB post auditors, but I do have one question: Where did “ship” come from when it comes to softball championship games? Is it hard to add the 3 additional syllables? “Were playing for the ship!” Really?

Is it time to petition Websters to alter the definition?

Were lucky no one in softball has figured out that ship in urban dictionary is defined as follows:

N: Short for romantic relationship, popularized in fanfiction circles.
V: To endorse a romantic relationship.

N: I see a ‘ship developing between Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley.
V: I ship Ron and Debbie

And dont get me started with “two-n-que”

It all gets me thinking about words and phrases only heard in softball:

whack it
put em in the cooker (my personal favorite)
get off the field
lets gooooooo

My good friend and former teammate Brian Sandlin adds a few such as:

Madder than Cooter Brown and That pitch was lower than snake nuts!….and many more that the rules of decorum prevent their listing here. After all, we run a tight “ship” here at CSB (see what I did there?)

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