hot stove league

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hot stove league (plural hot stove leagues)

  1. The discussion of a sport that happens during the sports off-season.
    • 2006 December 30, Bob Ryan, “Dry spell doesn't quell drama”, The Boston Globe [1]
      Forget “Hot Stove League.” That’s so last century.
      No Hot Stove League in this town. No, no, no. Here in Boston, USA, and throughout New England, we play in the Blast Furnace League.