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In baseball, blocking the plate is a common technique performed by a . The Scout describes himself as a "Force of Nature" in Meet the Scout. Scout, You're most likely to meet another Scout when both of you are A common tactic against a problematic Sentry Gun would be to use the. that if you turn on subtitles in the Meet the Pyro video, the Scout says . a Christmas tree pictured on his chest instead of the usual Australia?.
A baserunner who is tagged out because he wasn't paying attention to what the defensive players were doing is "caught napping". Often this involves a pickoff play in which the infielder sneaks up behind the runner and takes a throw from the pitcher, or, less often, the catcher. Closer Destroy 3 teleporter entrances. In baseball, a closing pitcher, more frequently referred to as a closer, is a relief pitcher who specializes in closing out games.
To "doctor the ball" means to apply a foreign substance to a baseball or to otherwise alter it in order to put an unnatural spin on a pitch. Dodgers 1, Giants 0 Kill an enemy Heavy and take his Sandvich. A reference to the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giantstwo professional baseball teams with a long history of rivalry. Also, while under the effects of Bonk! Atomic Punchthe Scout is impervious to bullets, thereby making him a "dodger".
First Blood Get the first kill in an Arena or Competitive match. First Blood is also a common term in other FPS games, used when someone gets the first kill in a match. Foul Territory Cause an environmental death by stunning or slowing an enemy. In baseball, foul territory or foul ground is defined as the area of the field outside of the foul lines. The foul lines and foul poles are not part of foul territory.
Gun Down Destroy an active sentry gun using your pistol. This is a play on the phrase "Run Down" in which a runner is stranded between two bases, and runs back and forth to try to avoid fielders with the ball. The fielders usually basemen toss the ball back and forth to prevent the runner from getting to a base, and typically close in on and tag him. If You Build It Destroy 3 enemy buildings while they are still under construction.
I'm Bat Man Survive damage in one life. This is a reference to the fictional vigilante Batman. In addition, this line was spoken by Michael Keaton in the movie adaption. It also should be noted that the Scout uses a bat in his arsenal, referring to him being a "Bat-man. In baseball, a "moon shot" is a particularly long, high home run.
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No-Hitter Steal and then capture the enemy intelligence without firing a shot. A no-hitter is a baseball game in which one pitcher holds the opposing team to no hits, while possibly allowing a walk or error. Out of the Park Bat an enemy 25 meters. Pop Fly Kill 20 players while double-jumping. A pop fly is a fly ball that goes high up in the air without traveling far out in the field. Quick Hook Kill a player in Well before the round starts. Race for the Pennant A Pennant Race is the quest for a league or division title in baseball.
In baseball, to "retire" a runner is to throw them out at a base. Round-Tripper Capture the enemy intelligence 25 times. A "round tripper" is another name for a home run in baseball. The analogy is to a commuter who buys a round-trip ticket from home plate to second base and back again to home.
Set the Table Initiate 10 point captures that ultimately succeed. To "set the table" in baseball is to get runners on all of the bases in preparation for a powerful batsman, who can then get all of them home at once.
Side Retired Capture the last point in a CP map. In baseball, when the third out of an inning is called, the side is "retired" and the other team takes its turn at bat. A pitcher or a defensive team can be said to have "retired the side". Stealing Home Start capping a capture point within a second of it becoming available. Stealing Home is the act of running to home base during the pitcher's windup and throw, a particularly difficult and rare feat in baseball.
Strike Zone Kill or assist kill 50 enemies while they are stunned or slowed. The "strike zone" is an imaginary area on a baseball field used to call strikes. Frank Thomas is a Major League Baseball designated hitter. The Cycle In a single life, kill an enemy while you are on the ground, in the air, and in the water.
Hitting for the cycle means to hit a single, double, triple and Home Run in the same baseball game. To accomplish this feat in order is termed a "natural cycle". Hitting for the cycle is a rare enough occurrence that Major League Baseball keeps special statistics on it. Additionally, the means of getting this achievement reference the water cyclein which water goes from evaporation to precipitation to infiltration.
Triple Play Capture three capture points in a row in one life. A Triple Play is the act of making 3 outs during the same hit.
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In baseball, when three runners try to simultaneously steal a base, it is called a "triple steal". Weapons Baby Face's Blaster The weapon is modeled after a Browning Auto-5 shotgun, commonly used in bank robberies in the early 20th century. Its name is derived from famous bank robber Baby Face Nelson. Bat The Scout's use of a bat as a melee weapon reflects the avid baseball culture of the Boston area, including the renowned Boston Red Sox. Atomic Punch This is a reference to the term "The Bonk" or "Hitting the wall", a condition when an athlete usually in an endurance sport suddenly loses energy or becomes fatigued.
Boston Basher Boston is the Scout's home city. Bashing is a harsh or prejudicial attack on a person. It can be physical or verbal - in this case, the weapon physically bashes enemies or the Scout wielding it. The Scout believing himself to be a "lady killer," the weapon's name may also refer to the Boston Slasher, a serial killer who murdered numerous women in the s'. Crit-a-Cola This weapon's name is a play on popular soft drink Coca-Cola.
It also sounds like the word "critical" when spoken with unusual emphasis. Flying Guillotine The Flying guillotine is a ranged weapon from the Qing Dynasty that usually takes the form of a bladed hat used to decapitate victims.
Force-A-Nature In physics, the "force of nature" is one of the four fundamental forces that occur naturally and affect the structure of the universe.
Holy Mackerel Getting hit by a fish has got to be humiliating. Lugermorph The ultimate in semi-concealed weaponry. There's no question you need this gun, the only question is: The name "Lugermorph" is a portmanteau of "Luger P08", a German sidearm that the Lugermorph is based on, and "lagomorph", any member of the mammalian order made up of mostly rabbits and hares. The description references a running gag in the series - namely, where Max keeps his gun when he is not using it, as he has no clothes.
Sandman The Sandman is a mythical character who tosses sand into the eyes of people to put them to sleep, fitting well with the fact that the Sandman's secondary attack puts hit enemies "to sleep" for a short duration.
The name is also a reference to Sandlot balla variation of baseball. Shortstop This weapon's name is a reference to the " shortstop ", the fielding position between second and third base in baseball. Sun-on-a-Stick Spiky end goes into other man.
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The description refers to a line spoken by the character Alejandro Murrieta in the The Mask of Zorro. Unarmed Combat So nice of the Spy to lend an arm The description is a pun on the phrase "lending a hand", which means to help someone with a task. The weapon's title is a reference to "unarmed combat", a term which involves two or more people fighting each other with their bare hands.
Batter's Helmet You'll be batting a thousand skulls in when you don this red piece of plastic! It may be optimal to maintain a medium distance from a Soldier so that you have sufficient time to dodge his shots. Scout Pyro Defeating a Pyro is all about spacing. It is best not to get hit at all, as untreated afterburn will take off up to half of your maximum health. Backpedal while whittling away at his health with any of your ranged weapons.
Weapon heckling can be less effective against a Pyro, especially if he has the Degreaseras the ranges of his weapons are comparable to those of yours. Avoid facing a Pyro in an enclosed area or narrow corridor; he can use the compression blast to shove you into a corner for an easy kill. If he lights you on fire, the Mad Milk can be used to extinguish the flames. Your speed lets you quickly get within close range of the Demoman, past his Grenade and Stickybombs, where he is weakest and can damage himself.
If need be, take alternate routes to avoid his Sticky traps or ambush him.
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A Demoman with a shield equipped is vulnerable to weapon heckling; stay at medium range to avoid his melee attacks, then close in once he switches to the Grenade Launcher. Be careful in case he suddenly decides to charge at you, as he will move even faster than you when he does so. Scout Heavy Be cautious when approaching a Heavy from any range; with his Minigunhe can kill you faster than you can kill him. The element of surprise is your strongest weapon; you can kill the beefy Heavy with just a few point blank shots.
It's best to attack while his Minigun is not spun up, as three shots at point blank range will be enough to kill a Heavy with max health not accounting for any overheal. Otherwise, shoot him and run away before he can retaliate, and then return once he is distracted with something else. If he is already aware of your presence, try popping in and out from behind cover to reduce the damage you take in-between your shots.
If you must directly face a Heavy, stay in his face while circle strafing to avoid his fire.
Double jump over or onto his head to confuse him while dealing damage. However, if he is paired with a Medic or is using Nataschait is generally a good idea to retreat and come back with teammates. Crit-a-Cola will allow you to match the Heavy's obscene firepower while Mad Milk can help you survive his massive damage.
Scout Engineer A lone Engineer is a simple target; his weapons are similar to yours, but he has less mobility. The Sentry Gun, however, deals heavy damage and can track your movements, rendering your fast speed useless. Avoid routes covered by Sentry Guns and check around corners before rushing into new areas.