Thursday, August 06, 2015

Phrase of the day: the yips

The phrase of the day is the yips:

The Yips is no mythological plague. For reasons unknown, players can encounter a mental hurdle that flat-out won't permit them to complete one of the game's mundane on-field tasks. (

"Performers are often reluctant to discuss stagefright.  They think it's bad luck.  (Likewise, most baseball players do not want to discuss the yips.)"

 - Joan Acocella, "I Can't Go On!", 3 August 2015 The New Yorker (

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