Ned Yost and the plight of the major-league red(bass): old-school against new-school

Most of the time, Royals manager Ned Yost appears to cherish time with the media the way most of us cherish time with our dentist. But ask him the right question and he doesn’t mind talking.

During a recent interview, a question about the baseball term red-(bass) got Yost rolling.


Red-(bass) is baseball slang for a guy with a temper. Yost said he wasn’t sure where the term originated, but freely admitted he used to be one. He then supplied a more elegant way of saying the same thing: “An ungracious out.”

Read more at The Kansas City Star.


Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost argues with home plate umpire John Tumpane after Mike Moustakas was doused from the game in the third inning during Sunday's baseball game against the Houston Astros on June 17, 2018, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. Kansas City Star file photo


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