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Phrase Chokin' on a splinter.
Anchor Kenny Mayne
Reference A line in the song "Loser" by Beck 
Sport Baseball

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Denotes a baseball player striking out.
A line from the song "Loser", by Beck. Something about termites, chokin' on a splinter....
Kenny obviously likes Beck.
The line is, "and my time is a piece of wax that's falling on the termite who's chokin' on the splinter" (for what it's worth)
A reference from a Beck song, says it when someone strikes out on a pitch with much movement. Most noteably, the SPLITTER which is close to SPLINTER, hence the line from Kenny Mayne.
Yes, this is exactly correct, most notably Roger Clemens' splitter making people look silly
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