What does dish mean?

Home plate

Baseball fans sometimes refer to home plate as "the dish." It's thought that this nickname references the home plate's likeness to a clean white dinner plate.

Confusingly, baseball aficionados also sometimes refer to particularly good pitches as dishes. They may also say a pitcher who's performing well is "dishing it." Hopefully, context will tell you whether dish refers to home plate or a sick pitch.


Guzman steps up to the dish with 2 men on and 1 out

Just because they call it the dish doesn't mean you should lick it

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Updated September 8, 2022

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