Was Senator Bunning’s Pitch a Strike or a Wild Ball?

This headline was seen in “The Wall Street Journal” in LETTERS TO THE EDITOR on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 in reference to U.S. Senator Bunning’s (Republican from the state of Kentucky) refusal to vote for a bill that would  extend unemployment benefits to US citizens who had lost their jobs, but would cost $10 billion.  Senator Bunning took a position (pitched a ball)  that temporarily stopped a vote.  Was the pitch a strike for fiscal or monetary restraint or was it a wild ball which might hurt the public?

To understand the italized terms and American baseball, please go to http://www.sportsidioms.com and look up baseball.  Usually, pitches that are wild are not termed wild balls, but wild pitches.

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One Response to “Was Senator Bunning’s Pitch a Strike or a Wild Ball?”

  1. Jim Smith Says:

    A wild ball? Really? Here’s a rule of thumb,don’t mention curveballs unless you can break off a nasty one.

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