Time to Bat

“Carrier”, PBS (Public Broadcasting System), 8/15/10

“It’s just not our time to be up to bat.” This program was about an American aircraft carrier in the Middle East whose job was to supply air support for troops in Iraq.  During an interview,  one of the guys made the above comment about aircraft releasing bombs.

Up to bat” is an American term used in baseball, and an English and Commonwealth term used in cricket when an offensive player goes to the plate to “bat” the ball.

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