Date: Sun, 29 Sep 1996 13:55:11 -0400

From: "Barry A. Popik" Bapopik[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM

Subject: Re: Katie, bar the door!

Your baseball team is in trouble. There are men on the basepaths. The

game is on the line. The manager comes to the mound and makes a pitching

change. He brings in his "stopper," his "closer," his "relief pitcher," for

one specific purpose, and the manager tells him....

"Katie, bar the door!" (No more runs, please!)

I don't know the specific sportscaster who revived it in this sense, but

if I ever get to write a sports dictionary, it's one of the things you'll


You remember my on-line, interactive sports dictionary, don't you? You

know, the one that's sponsored by Nike and Reebock and the Sports Authority

and Footlocker and ESPN and Sports Illustrated? No federal funding at all!

You know, the one that turns kids on to language and to technology?

You want to be blown away by "Katie, bar the door"? We'll play that

audio clip RIGHT NOW.... :-)

P.S. Look for the onomastics of the "New York Yankees" here by tomorrow.