Reading Baseball: Swearing in Baseball

Oct 27, 2017

For those of you adept at lip-reading, you probably notice Major League Baseball players can use crude language at times.

In this edition of Reading Baseball, Pete Peterson tells us about his introduction to swearing in baseball at a very young age and how baseball still takes him back to the language of his upbringing.

Reading Baseball is a series of essays and commentaries by Richard "Pete" Peterson, the co-author, along with his son, Stephen, of  The Slide: Leyland, Bonds and the Star-Crossed Pittsburgh Pirates and the editor of  The St. Louis Baseball Reader.