It’s hot dog and baseball season! Maybe that’s why I’m more conscious of sports jargon taking over in the workplace. Yes, we often end meetings with the sign-off, “Go, Fight, Win!,” and we talk about leveling the playing field. But some are just tired, and others don’t make sense. Take baseball. As much as I love the game, the announcers often use some pretty silly clichés. With the Subway Series right around the corner, let’s take a look at some of baseball’s most overused – and confusing – sports clichés:
“He’s a team player.” I certainly hope so! We’ve all heard hundreds of times that “there’s no ‘I’ in TEAM.”
“He came to play.” What else would he have come to do? Warm the bench? Read a book?
“We’re taking it one game at a time.” This could go both ways. While it’s important to focus on doing well on each game, individual wins are just a small part of the larger season.
“He leaves it all out there on the field.” This is one of the most inappropriate clichés out there. Enough said.
What are your favorite – or least favorite – sports clichés? Let us know below!