In baseball terminology, a brushback is a pitch, often used for intimidation purposes, thrown near a batter's head. A pitcher will throw a brushback if he thinks the batter is crowding over the plate, is being a showboat, or for retaliation.
Brushbacks can result in warnings, ejections, or even bench-clearing brawls.
Nolan Ryan threw a brushback at Robin Ventura years ago...and then proceeded to administer a grade-A asswhoopin' on the poor guy.
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