Monday, October 17, 2005

"Fever Pitch" pitches Ted Williams' freezer metaphor

Quotable phrase: …roll over in his freezer…
Citation: Fever Pitch, 2005 movie starring Drew Barrymore and Jimmy Fallon.
Usage: Rabid Red Sox fans at a Boston bar discussing Boston Red Sox being down three games for three in World Series against New York Yankees. They see three star Sox players at a table eating copious amounts of food and one of the characters says, “Ted Williams would roll over in his freezer if he saw this.” [link and color font mine][also see official Ted Williams website][freezer reference]
Comment: A great reworking of “roll over in his grave” cliché to fit baseball metaphor.