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The coolest baseball poster you’ll see today

Mar 11, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

Back in January I did a post on an extremely cool baseball poster. It’s the Baseball Diamond Dictionary, hitting edition, by Jeremy Reiss. It’s made up of cool, stylized hitting terms. Now the pitching edition is out. I got it the other day — also a gift, because I get great gifts — and it’s hanging on my wall. It looks like this:



Like the hitting one, it’s 12″ by 12″. They fit pretty well in an album cover frame too. You can order the pitching one here and the hitting one here. I am over the moon with this thing. Here they are on my wall:


Just can’t get over how neat these things are.

  1. Innocent Bystander - Mar 11, 2013 at 1:33 PM

    Wow, you gave us a peek into your mom’s basement.

    • proudlycanadian - Mar 11, 2013 at 1:40 PM

      He has graduated to his own basement with his own basement TV studio.

    • heyblueyoustink - Mar 11, 2013 at 2:12 PM

      Now all he needs is a little LSD and about 8 hours spare time…. and maybe some Riptide Rush Gatorade.

  2. cur68 - Mar 11, 2013 at 1:38 PM

    Its the Old School, 4’s0-’50’s style colour scheme and graphics that does it for me. Hanging them on a beige wall really works for that. Now all you need is rationing, black out curtains, and the sound of an air raid siren to complete the WWII ambiance. Neat.

    • historiophiliac - Mar 11, 2013 at 1:57 PM

      Let’s shift that to Cold War ambiance, shall we?

      • cur68 - Mar 11, 2013 at 2:34 PM

        “Cold War Ambiance”? You mean hippies and disco?

      • historiophiliac - Mar 11, 2013 at 2:55 PM

        No, I was thinking martinis, John Cheever, and Julie London, but whatever.

      • cur68 - Mar 11, 2013 at 4:44 PM

        Ah yes…Julie London. My old man had a signed poster of hers. I approve this version of reality.

      • historiophiliac - Mar 11, 2013 at 5:09 PM

        Ok, meet you at the bomb shelter!

      • cur68 - Mar 11, 2013 at 5:14 PM

        My people call them “Beaver Lodges”. I hope you know the password.

      • historiophiliac - Mar 11, 2013 at 5:21 PM

        /drops one silent but violent in the beaver lodge and scurries off…

      • cur68 - Mar 11, 2013 at 5:26 PM

        /grabs bat and chases down…

  3. townballblog - Mar 11, 2013 at 1:41 PM

    Yep….ordered mine last week when I got the email from Jeremy. Like Craig, Can’t get over how neat they are…yet they’re so simple and not overdone/overcrowded.

  4. 4d3fect - Mar 11, 2013 at 1:43 PM


    • 4d3fect - Mar 11, 2013 at 1:45 PM

      oh, just found it, but urban dictionary’s secondary def. is , well, …erm, interesting.

      • 4d3fect - Mar 11, 2013 at 1:48 PM

        Crap, and before I forget, Craig, here’s a supposedly local (Columbus?) band with that name.

  5. pooinyourface - Mar 11, 2013 at 1:49 PM

    you posted this last year

  6. groundruledoublebourbon - Mar 11, 2013 at 1:56 PM

    Where is “pitching to the score” and “grit”?

  7. hughhansen - Mar 11, 2013 at 2:00 PM

    Nitpick: “down the pipe” instead of “down the pike” is a little annoying.

    • The Dangerous Mabry - Mar 11, 2013 at 3:20 PM

      According to the Dickson Baseball Dictionary, both Down the Pipe and Down the Pike are synonyms of “Down the Middle”. I know the term that something is “coming down the pike” means it’s on its way, but I always used “Down the pipe” myself to describe right down the middle of the plate.

      Of course, the Dickson book says that “Right down the cock” means the same thing, but we’re going to have to get Jordany Valdespin to weigh in on that one.

  8. philliesblow - Mar 11, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    I see “Deuce” but would have liked to see “Yakker” or “Uncle Charlie” on it.

  9. zacksdad - Mar 11, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    Can we get a PED version next? Ooops, if they did that Craig would not like it. In his mind most of the baseball players do not use PEDs and the ones that do it does not help them.

  10. memphisredsox - Mar 11, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    There’s going to be a third poster — on fielding.

    • umrguy42 - Mar 11, 2013 at 5:22 PM

      Will it have “Pasta Diving” on it?

  11. steelpenbucs87 - Mar 11, 2013 at 4:53 PM

    Does anyone else find themselves having issues remembering what these are when taken out of context? I stared at “Punch Out” for longer than I’d care to admit until I remembered what the meaning was.

    Neat poster either way.

  12. ben1332 - Mar 12, 2013 at 2:27 AM

    They really blew it on the “back-door slider” graphic if ya ask me

  13. louhudson23 - Mar 12, 2013 at 6:27 AM

    Nice to see these. The actual baseball lingo without acronyms or “small sample size” warnings is refreshing and a fine reminder that the playing of the game is a far greater thing than obsessing over numbers….

  14. assuredsvcsllc - Mar 12, 2013 at 8:57 AM

    Reblogged this on Welcome to Assured Services, LLC! and commented:
    We have the hitting one on our baseball wall. Can’t wait for the pitching one!

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