Google's "define" feature is one of my favorite tools. And since I'm at a near loss for words regarding a certain baseball team, I thought I'd help out fellow PR residents who might be in the same situation. There could be a pop quiz at any time.
Excruciating: agonizing: extremely painful
Frustration: A feeling of discomfort, disappointment, or insecurity aroused by a blocking of gratification or by the existence of unresolved problems.
Failure: In general, failure refers to the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective. It may be viewed as the opposite of success.
Defenestrate: throw through or out of the window. Also; great word taught to the Rockhead by a certain Silverblood.
Clutch: In American sports terminology, means performing well under extreme pressure.
Choke: a derogatory term for poor performance under pressure or in a crucial situation. Also; Choke is an episode of the animated series Beavis and Butt-Head.
Slump: a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality. Also; Tulowitzki, Troy.
Blow: botch: make a mess of, destroy or ruin; Also; lay eggs; "certain insects are said to blow"; (annnnnnnnnnd that’s enough for this one.)
April: the fourth month, named from an abbreviation for Aphrodite.
Aphrodite: goddess of love and beauty and daughter of Zeus. (Clearly, April was intended as a cruel joke by someone who hated baseball.)
May: the month following April and preceding June. Also; the Roman goddess of growth and increase. (Who says mythology isn’t worth learning?)
Fan: (also "whiff") missing the ball completely. Also; a fan or supporter is someone who has an intense, occasionally overwhelming liking of a sporting club.
Hope: A belief in a positive outcome related to events and circumstances in one's life. Believing that a positive outcome is possible even when there is some evidence to the contrary. See also; fan.
Add your own, just remember to keep it within the PR guidelines. (Rox Girl is watching, you know.)