Inside baseball is also a common metaphor in American politics to describe background machinations.
And to play inside baseball, they first must get a few players on base - preferably in the same inning.
Still, this is more than an exercise in political inside baseball.
"We were playing too much inside baseball here over who was at fault," he said.
What we do is even more inside baseball than what the vote's about.
I'm looking at a lot of things both inside and outside baseball.
Still, "inside baseball" can provide a useful window on what it means to run an important nonprofit organization.
"He wasn't part of the club, and he didn't play inside baseball."
A lot of "Faithful" is quite literally inside baseball, with all the insularity that implies.
"Bush threw the baby out with the bath water and decided to only talk inside baseball about the new world order."
The inside baseball is an offensive strategy that focuses on teamwork and good execution.
Only the Washington crowd follows this kind of inside baseball.
To be sure, "Full Swing" contains its fair share of inside baseball.
"Something about inside baseball, or a new submarine that can be converted into an airship on short notice?"
New Yorkers may not care much about inside baseball.
Critics also note that the reputation of the Orioles for the "inside baseball" grew only in retrospect.
This is no mere case of inside baseball.
Phil Rizzuto taught me that little bit of inside baseball a few years ago.
It is a little bit of inside baseball, a nerdy music fight.
All this had the feel of inside baseball, with the players deciding who would be chosen.