Japanese baseball lingo

Here's a brief glossary of Japanese baseball terms that might not mean what you think they do. Amai–literally 'sweet' "Amai" has a number of different meanings. "Sweet" comes to mind when talking about fat pitches, but in the baseball usage it seems more closely related to the idea of being "careless." Other related nuances suggest "mediocre," "lenient" or "forgiving." It is most commonly used to suggest something that makes a pitch fat, either the "course" (location) is amai or the pitch lacks proper execution and then the ball itself is amai. When a player makes a careless

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