pitcher's mound


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(baseball) the slight elevation on which the pitcher stands

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Moments before the game against the Cincinnati Reds started, nine members from Emirates cabin crew made their way to the field and gathered around the pitcher's mound for a pregame warm up and first pitch.
Then when things get sufficiently out of control, the umpires could have them square off at the pitcher's mound surrounded by a circle of teammates to cheer them on, with fans at the park and at home getting a perfect view of the slugfest.
Caption: WHEN HE WENT TO THE PITCHER'S MOUND at Tropicana Field to throw the first pitch at the Tampa Rays game, Statewide Guardian ad Litem Director Alan Abramowitz, wearing a shirt that said GAL Program #1, faked a shoulder injury, so he could give the ball to Justin Meade, a youth in foster care.
Pitcher's mound (where the pitcher stands when throwing the ball to the batter)
The stadium grounds crew had to make frequent trips to pitcher's mound and home plate to put down fresh soil so the players would not slip on the wet ground.
Carragher might not make it to the pitcher's mound but he's relishing the chance to see the Red Sox in action.
Yet Gibson's Last Stand is more than just the life story of an athlete; it tells of an era when dramatic changes were happening to baseball--the strike zone shrank, the pitcher's mound lowered, and even the traditional animosity between hitter and pitcher became softened.
As he threw a strike to John Lackey, Wilhite was surrounded on the pitcher's mound by the Stewart and Pearson families.
After wearing well-worn denims to the pitcher's mound when he started a baseball All-Stars game last week, he said in a US TV interview: "I hate to shop.
Clemens's fall is straight out of Greek mythology: The very traits that made him dominant on the pitcher's mound, his tenacity and mercilessness, contributed to and possibly even caused his downfall.
He tries to make out with the host family hottie after prayer meetings, continually eats French toast at the local diner until he learns the English for "huevos" and climbs the pitcher's mound everyday with the dedication of Moses.
Paquette was then escorted to the pitcher's mound, where he was honored with throwing the first pitch.
Establish a home base, a pitcher's mound, and a first base about 30 running steps from home.
The climax of the story is when May gets the keys to her father's car, a Firebird, and the three girls take his ashes from Phillie to Baltimore, on a mission to scatter their father's remains on the pitcher's mound at Camden Yards.