Thrown a softball question by the New York interviewer, “Why did you want to portray Spider-Man?”
Morning talk shows should be a doddle for a President: softball questions easily answered with a platitude or three.
I took the Murdoch-owned Wall Street Journal to task last week for its softball “minor mistakes” interview with the boss.
So were his "softball" questions a product of poor preparation or careful thought?
There's another aspect of the "softball" interview to consider.
The level area between the creek and the road was large enough so we could have softball games and park cars there.
Well, 'bout de biggest things us played when I was a chap was baseball, softball, and marbles.
Ang búla sa bisbul gulam kay sa búla sa supbul, The ball used for baseball is slightly smaller than the ball for softball.
She looked around, but no one was paying any attention, they were all watching the softball game.
It is amazing that it only took us two days and there was room enough for a football field and two softball diamonds.
baseball of larger than usual size, used in a scaled-down version of the game, 1914, from soft + ball (n.1). The game itself so called from 1926, earlier known as playground baseball. The word earlier was a term in sugar candy making (1894). Softball question, one that is easy to answer, is attested from 1976.
Trivial and contemptible; nonserious: a softball question if ever there was one/ This softball performance by Democrats on the Judiciary Committee in the Thomas hearings left many in a huge TV audience wondering what legitimate claim to national power this bumbling crowd could possibly have
[1970s+; based on hardball]