2 definitions by bamaster47

Top Definition
In baseball, a pitch that would normally be called a ball, but because the home team is up to bat with a very large lead, the umpire has widened the strike zone so much so that said pitch is called a strike. The pitch is therefore only called a strike in the bottom half of the inning. See top half ball.
"That pitch was over my head, but we're up by 15 and the ump's calling bottom half strikes."
by bamaster47 March 27, 2009
In baseball, a pitch that would normally be called a strike, but because the home team is pitching with a very large lead, the umpire has shrunk the strike zone so much so that said pitch is called a ball. Therefore, the pitch is only called a ball in the top half of the inning. See bottom half strike.
"That pitch was right on the outside corner, but we're up by 15 and the ump's calling top half balls."
by bamaster47 March 27, 2009

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