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Origin of the word "raking"?


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#1 gbill2004

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 05:00 PM

Where did the origin of this saying come from when we say a hitter has been "raking"?
Competitive start 2 QB, 0.5 PPR, 12 team H2H deep re-draft league, all TDs = 6 pts. Roster below (starting spots in brackets):

QB (2) - Tony Romo, Colin Kaepernick, Chad Henne, Geno Smith
RB/FLEX (2) - DeMarco Murray, Doug Martin, Ray Rice, Jeremy Miller, Carlos Hyde, Mark Ingram
WR (4) - Calvin Johnson, Michael Crabtree, TY Hilton, Rueben Randle, Josh Gordon, Kenny Britt, Justin Hunter, Brian Quick
TE (2) - Rob Gronkowski, Heath Miller, Martellus Bennett, Jared Cook
K (2) - Shayne Graham, Cody Parkey
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IDP (4) - Lavonte David, Jared Mayo, Alec Ogletree, Ryan Shazier

#2 blangtang

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 05:15 PM

i always thought it meant "to clean up", but I don't know when it caught on.

#3 Patrick Bateman

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 05:18 PM

http://lmgtfy.com/?q...ke" in baseball
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#4 tucker26

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 05:56 PM

View PostPatrick Bateman, on 25 March 2013 - 05:18 PM, said:


Hats off to you Mr. Patrick Bateman.
And all the greatest of the heroes
Started jumping from the books
They started wearing ones and zeros
Looking more and more like crooks
They stole the sunlight from the future
Took a sip, drank half the glass then put it back

#5 #1Stunna

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 12:34 PM

View PostPatrick Bateman, on 25 March 2013 - 05:18 PM, said:

Well played, sir.  I'm going to start using that anytime somebody asks me a question in life from now on.
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Posted 26 March 2013 - 01:05 PM

Well there's 3 posts that didn't help at all.  I will chime in with what I've heard.

When you use an actual rake and rake leaves you're just bringing in tons of leaves with ease.  Which is where the gambling term "rake" came from.  A rake in a gambling sense is generally used at a poker table where every hand there is a set % that the house takes, then coining the term raking in the money or raking in the dough.  Why money is called dough I would love to know.

So I imagine it is the same with hitting.  You are bringing in a ton of hits or the hits are just piling up like a pile of leaves.

#7 gbill2004

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 03:38 PM

Thanks very much FoulLine.

Patrick Bateman, maybe we should just get rid of this entire forum and replace it with Google.
Competitive start 2 QB, 0.5 PPR, 12 team H2H deep re-draft league, all TDs = 6 pts. Roster below (starting spots in brackets):

QB (2) - Tony Romo, Colin Kaepernick, Chad Henne, Geno Smith
RB/FLEX (2) - DeMarco Murray, Doug Martin, Ray Rice, Jeremy Miller, Carlos Hyde, Mark Ingram
WR (4) - Calvin Johnson, Michael Crabtree, TY Hilton, Rueben Randle, Josh Gordon, Kenny Britt, Justin Hunter, Brian Quick
TE (2) - Rob Gronkowski, Heath Miller, Martellus Bennett, Jared Cook
K (2) - Shayne Graham, Cody Parkey
DEF (2) - Cleveland, New Orleans
IDP (4) - Lavonte David, Jared Mayo, Alec Ogletree, Ryan Shazier

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 03:41 PM

View Postgbill2004, on 26 March 2013 - 03:38 PM, said:

Thanks very much FoulLine.

Patrick Bateman, maybe we should just get rid of this entire forum and replace it with Google.

Maybe we should just get rid of Google and replace it with this forum.

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 04:00 PM

View Postgbill2004, on 26 March 2013 - 03:38 PM, said:

Thanks very much FoulLine.

Patrick Bateman, maybe we should just get rid of this entire forum and replace it with Google.

touche


View PostRagnaroker, on 26 March 2013 - 03:41 PM, said:

View Postgbill2004, on 26 March 2013 - 03:38 PM, said:

Thanks very much FoulLine.

Patrick Bateman, maybe we should just get rid of this entire forum and replace it with Google.

Maybe we should just get rid of Google and replace it with this forum.

double touche

Also for the record.  I don't know the origin of it that is me (and a few of my friends) best guess as we have talked about this specific topic.  Among other sayings and cliches.

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 04:04 PM

:lol:   And this thread has outlived it's rather meager usefulness......

What's the ancient Chinese proverb about fish and fishing?  BTW, the link I provided did actually have a search that gave the answer....
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