One of the highest praises you can give to a baseball player is to call him a “professional hitter.” Tony Gwynn was a professional hitter. It is another way of saying, “That guy is a pro.”
I was watching an old CNN rerun of Parker-Spitzer this morning on the treadmill. (Note: I’m lying here. I was watching Jon Stewart.) Spitzer was interviewing Senator-elect Rand Paul who was pushing for budget cuts but will only discuss items he won’t cut. Say what you will about Spitzer’s personal life. (I’m pausing waiting for you to finish. You done? Okay.) But that guy is good and you can see how he got to where he did. After watching what was essentially Spitzer’s cross examination of Paul, I turned to my wife and said, “Eliot Spitzer is a professional lawyer.”
You can watch the interview here.