Where the Long Balls are Hit

“The Street Lawyer”, John Grisham, p. 183

“I didn’t want Barry to follow me into the kitchen because it left much to be desired…. I invited him into my office.

‘Nice,’ he said, looking around.

This is where all the long balls are hit,’ I said proudly’.  We took positions across the desk, both chairs squeaking and on the verge of collapse.  

‘Is this what you dreamed about in law school?’ he asked…”.

 Long balls is baseball terminology.  Usually, a long ball is a hit and the batter runs to a base.  A home run is a long ball also, but the batter goes home and scores a run.

I suppose golfers could use it.  But whatever sport it comes from, it is good.

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