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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 12 team league. Starting spots are in brackets; H2H and the RP category is S+H:

C (2) - Evan Gattis, Carlos Santana
1B (2) - Paul Goldschmidt, Chris Davis
2B (2) - Howie Kendrick, Brett Lawrie
3B (2) - Josh Donaldson, Xander Bogaerts
SS (2) - Ian Desmond, Jean Segura
IF (1) - Chase Headley, Kendrys Morales
OF (4) - Jason Heyward, Jayson Werth, Gregory Polanco, Travis Snider, Juan Lagares, Michael Saunders, Cameron Maybin

SP (6) - Matt Harvey, Carlos Carasco, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Colin McHugh, Drew Hutchison, Drew Pomerantz, Daniel Norris
RP (2) - Andrew Miller, Wade Davis, Tony Watson, Miguel Castro


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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.

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 05:18 PM

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

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 05:56 PM

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=The+term+%22rake%22+in+baseball


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Posted 26 March 2013 - 12:34 PM

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

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.

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#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 12 team league. Starting spots are in brackets; H2H and the RP category is S+H:

C (2) - Evan Gattis, Carlos Santana
1B (2) - Paul Goldschmidt, Chris Davis
2B (2) - Howie Kendrick, Brett Lawrie
3B (2) - Josh Donaldson, Xander Bogaerts
SS (2) - Ian Desmond, Jean Segura
IF (1) - Chase Headley, Kendrys Morales
OF (4) - Jason Heyward, Jayson Werth, Gregory Polanco, Travis Snider, Juan Lagares, Michael Saunders, Cameron Maybin

SP (6) - Matt Harvey, Carlos Carasco, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Colin McHugh, Drew Hutchison, Drew Pomerantz, Daniel Norris
RP (2) - Andrew Miller, Wade Davis, Tony Watson, Miguel Castro


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Posted 26 March 2013 - 03:41 PM

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

Thanks very much FoulLine.

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


touche


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.

"Choosing between stats and scouting is like choosing between beer and tacos. In other words, its a choice nobody should have to make, since both are great and are perhaps even better when consumed together."

 

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#10 Patrick Bateman

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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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