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If the batter hits a high fly ball and it is easy to catch what is the nickname for that fly ball?

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05/07/2011

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I always call it a dying duck because it seems to hover for a second drops straight down pop fly looper.

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Another term for a lazy fly ball is 'a can of corn' although I have yet to learn of the term's origin.

'Can of corn' derives from the practice in bygone days of stacking canned good on shelves all the way to the ceiling. Rather than keep out a bulky ladder and run up and down every time a customer wanted a good from a shelf too high to reach, shopkeepers kept a long stick with which to knock cans off the shelf and then catch them. I can only assume corn is used because of the alliteration.