For those of you who are word buffs, as well as San Francisco Giants fans, you may get the Merriam-Webster Dictionary Word of the Day. If you do, you might have noticed something interesting in today's word, Stratagem: a cleverly contrived trick or scheme for gaining an end or skill in ruses or trickery.â†µ
Pulled straight from the examples section of the definition:â†µ
"With runners at the corners, Bochy unwrapped one of his favorite stratagems. He had Fontenot take off for second base on a pitch to Sandoval, then Torres came home on the designed delayed steal to give the Giants a 4-1 lead." -- From an article by Andrew Baggarly in the Monterey County Herald, July 16, 2011â†µ
That's right, beat writer Andrew Baggarly was used as an example for this word, forever ingraining himself in a lexicon of the english language. Is there really any higher regard than that? Probably, but this is awesome too.