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Walking Off What Gladiators Do

Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com
At some point in the late-90s, the term walk off became big in baseball. It's where a team wins a game on the final at bat of the game, meaning the home team has to score the winning run in the ninth inning or in extra innings. It's not a term that you hear all that often in football, but for all intents and purposes, it's what the Cleveland Gladiators have been doing all season long.

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Walking Off What Gladiators Do(8/20) At some point in the late-90s, the term "walk off" became big in baseball. It's where a team wins a game on the final at bat of the game, meaning the home team has to score the winning run in the ninth inning or in extra innings. It's not a term that you hear all that often in football, but for all intents and purposes, it's what the Cleveland Gladiators have been doing all season long.

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