American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A European biennial herb (Campanula medium) widely cultivated for its showy, bell-shaped, blue, pink, or white flowers.
- From the association of the flowers with the bells on the horses of Canterbury pilgrims. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Just a reminder: Tom Gorzelanny and Chien-Ming Wang, candidates for the team's fifth-starter job, are both scheduled to pitch in a "camp" game against minor-leaguers at 10 a.m. on one of the back fields.”
“Early this morning, Manager Jim Riggleman said the plan, while there is some competition for the fifth spot, is to give Gorzelanny the fifth-starter spot.”
“But that's does add some intrigue to the fifth-starter derby.”
“Not a very good outing for a guy who seemed ready to thrust himself into the fifth-starter conversation.”
“While Tom Gorzelanny (illness) and Chien-Ming Wang (shoulder) -- the two veterans the Nationals hope will solidify their rotation this season -- work their way back to game-shape, the battle for that open fifth-starter job continues to be the best story of the camp.”
“A fifth-starter candidate in camp who went undrafted in many deep AL-only leagues (and was a reserve-round pick in LABR), Lee quickly proved he was much better than that.”
“With Garcia likely to begin the season in extended spring training, and fellow fifth-starter sweepstakes entrants Niese and Tim Redding headed for the minor leagues and the disabled list, respectively, it appears to be up to Livan Hernandez as long as the Mets and Pedro Martinez stay far apart on an appropriate salary for 2009.”
“The good teams know that a win here or there is not worth the danger of carrying a fifth-starter, combustible type.”
“Presumptive fifth-starter Brandon McCarthy has changed his style of pitching in the past year, going from a power pitcher to more of a crafty type.”
“He isn't likely to appear in a game until the middle of the month at the earliest, and his chances of getting back into the fifth-starter mix are decreasing.”
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