I'm sanguine on "pleonasm" an awesome word I discovered yesterday in the Rhode-Island Republican (10-18-1809).
A pleonasm is the use of more words than necessary to express a point, specifically in a redundant or repetitive fashion. Sentences can be pleonastic, but usually, with native speakers, most pleonasms occur as phrases.
A classic baseball pleonasm, and a great example, is "advance scouting" ... as opposed to all the other forms of scouting, I suppose. Another common baseball one is "string together."
Let's go crazy:
With frank candor it was revealed to Dick Kaegel that Dayton saw with his own eyes in advance scouting that Jose Guillen, although shown by his past history to be diametrically opposed to the usual customs of good run-saving defense, would be an absolutely essential member of the lineup. With Guillen, an experienced veteran, on-board with the team, it was now perfectly clear that what had once been an empty hole in the middle of the lineup core would now be totally eliminated by a big bopper, a serious menace to opposing teams.