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* Invoked, lampshaded and then subverted in ''Film/MajorLeague''. Early in the film when he first gets to the Indians' stadium, Jake Taylor (Creator/TomBerenger) steps up to the plate and calls an imaginary home run. Near the end of the movie he pulls out this ChekhovsGun during the BigGame (see inset photo, above), emulating Babe Ruth (see RealLife, below). The opposing pitcher, annoyed by being shown up, nearly takes Taylor's head off with his first pitch. Undeterred, Taylor calls his shot again. [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Then he bunts]].

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* Invoked, lampshaded and then subverted in ''Film/MajorLeague''. Early in the film when he first gets to the Indians' stadium, Jake Taylor (Creator/TomBerenger) steps up to the plate and calls an imaginary home run. Near the end of the movie he pulls out this ChekhovsGun during the BigGame (see inset photo, above), emulating Babe Ruth (see RealLife, below). The opposing pitcher, annoyed by being shown up, nearly takes Taylor's head off with his first pitch. Undeterred, Taylor calls his shot again. [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Then he bunts]].bunts.


* In the ''Series/TwilightZone'' episode "A Game of Pool", Fats and Jesse call their shots in a game of pool. The most impressive shot is when Jesse calls the side pocket after bouncing off three banks and making it.

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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'': In the ''Series/TwilightZone'' episode "A Game of Pool", Fats and Jesse call their shots in a game of pool. The most impressive shot is when Jesse calls the side pocket after bouncing off three banks and making it.


* In ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', the first step in casting a spell is to announce it which includes naming all its targets, costs and modes. Not announcing your spells properly is a rules violation since it is considered public information that you need to present to your opponent fully.
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* In ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'':
** You must do this per
the rules of the game. The first step in casting a spell is to announce it which includes naming all its targets, costs and modes. Not announcing your spells properly is a rules violation since it is considered public information that you need to present to your opponent fully.
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fully. For example:
--->''Cast [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=397722
Lightning Bolt Bolt]] on the [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=grizzly+bears Grizzly BearsBears]]''
** Several cards reward you for doing this in specific ways, including [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=204982 Conundrum Sphinx]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=75248 Mindblaze]], and [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=74304 Mise]], among others.


* The [[BloodSport Rugball]] arc of ''Manga/SpaceAdventureCobra'' ends this way: Cobra has one last at-bat with bases loaded, his team down by three runs, and time running out. After narrowly avoiding a ball to the head, he points his bat over the stadium lights, leading the announcer to declare Cobra is making the "Homerun pose" and promising to hit the 5 kg (11 lb) ball out of the park. [[spoiler: He makes good on the promise, though he'd swapped the regulation ball for a hollow replica containing data he'd been sent to acquire by the [[SpacePolice Galaxy Patrol]. His contact retrieves it in the parking lot.]]]

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* The [[BloodSport Rugball]] arc of ''Manga/SpaceAdventureCobra'' ends this way: Cobra has one last at-bat with bases loaded, his team down by three runs, and time running out. After narrowly avoiding a ball to the head, he points his bat over the stadium lights, leading the announcer to declare Cobra is making the "Homerun pose" and promising to hit the 5 kg (11 lb) ball out of the park. [[spoiler: He makes good on the promise, though he'd swapped the regulation ball for a hollow replica containing data he'd been sent to acquire by the [[SpacePolice Galaxy Patrol].Patrol]]. His contact retrieves it in the parking lot.]]]
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* The [[BloodSport Rugball]] arc of ''Manga/SpaceAdventureCobra'' ends this way: Cobra has one last at-bat with bases loaded, his team down by three runs, and time running out. After narrowly avoiding a ball to the head, he points his bat over the stadium lights, leading the announcer to declare Cobra is making the "Homerun pose" and promising to hit the 5 kg (11 lb) ball out of the park. [[spoiler: He makes good on the promise, though he'd swapped the regulation ball for a hollow replica containing data he'd been sent to acquire by the [[SpacePolice Galaxy Patrol]. His contact retrieves it in the parking lot.]]]

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** On four different occasions during the 1995 Atlanta Braves season, he was sitting next to fellow future Hall of Famer John Smoltz in the Atlanta dugout and warned him that someone would hit a foul ball there. Three of those warnings were followed almost immediately by a line drive into said dugout.

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** On four different occasions during the 1995 Atlanta Braves season, he was sitting next to fellow future Hall of Famer John Smoltz in the Atlanta dugout and warned him that someone would hit a foul ball there. Three of those warnings were followed almost immediately by a line drive into said dugout. (Which makes you wonder if anybody started getting nervous sitting next to him, really....)


* Invoked, lampshaded and then subverted in ''Film/MajorLeague''. Early in the film when he first gets to the Indians' stadium, Jake Taylor (Creator/TomBerenger) steps up to the plate and calls an imaginary home run. Near the end of the movie he pulls out this ChekhovsGun during the BigGame (see inset photo, above), emulating Babe Ruth (see RealLife, below). The opposing pitcher, annoyed by being shown up, nearly takes Taylor's head off with his first pitch. Undeterred, Taylor calls his shot again. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Then he bunts]].

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* Invoked, lampshaded and then subverted in ''Film/MajorLeague''. Early in the film when he first gets to the Indians' stadium, Jake Taylor (Creator/TomBerenger) steps up to the plate and calls an imaginary home run. Near the end of the movie he pulls out this ChekhovsGun during the BigGame (see inset photo, above), emulating Babe Ruth (see RealLife, below). The opposing pitcher, annoyed by being shown up, nearly takes Taylor's head off with his first pitch. Undeterred, Taylor calls his shot again. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Then he bunts]].



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* Not a case of calling your own shot, but someone else's—Hall of Fame pitcher Greg Maddux had a history of these.
** On four different occasions during the 1995 Atlanta Braves season, he was sitting next to fellow future Hall of Famer John Smoltz in the Atlanta dugout and warned him that someone would hit a foul ball there. Three of those warnings were followed almost immediately by a line drive into said dugout.
** One time while in the dugout during a game between the Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers, with a Dodger at the plate, he told his teammates, "Watch this. The first base coach may be going to the hospital." On the very next pitch, said coach was hit in the chest by a line drive.
** Another time, Braves manager Bobby Cox visited him on the mound, with Maddux facing runners on second and third with two outs. Cox suggested an intentional walk; Maddux refused, giving him a rundown of his next three planned pitches, ending by telling Cox, "And on the last pitch I'm going to get him to pop up foul to third base." The third pitch resulted in a pop-up to third base that was caught barely inside fair territory.


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* ''Literature/PracticalDemonkeeping'' features a pool example. Travis cheats at pool by having his invisible demon, Catch, move the balls where he calls them. Usually.

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* ''Literature/PracticalDemonkeeping'' features a pool example. Travis cheats at pool by having his invisible demon, Catch, move the balls where he calls them. Usually.



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* In the ''Series/TwilightZone'' episode "A Game of Pool", Fats and Jesse call their shots in a game of pool. The most impressive shot is when Jesse calls the side pocket after bouncing off three banks and making it.

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* In the ''Series/TwilightZone'' episode "A Game of Pool", Fats and Jesse call their shots in a game of pool. The most impressive shot is when Jesse calls the side pocket after bouncing off three banks and making it.



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* Invoked, lampshaded and then subverted in ''Film/MajorLeague''. Early in the film when he first gets to the Indians' stadium, Jake Taylor (Tom Berenger) steps up to the plate and calls an imaginary home run. Near the end of the movie he pulls out this ChekhovsGun during the BigGame (see inset photo, above), emulating Babe Ruth (see RealLife, below). The opposing pitcher, annoyed by being shown up, nearly takes Taylor's head off with his first pitch. Undeterred, Taylor calls his shot again. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Then he bunts]].

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* Invoked, lampshaded and then subverted in ''Film/MajorLeague''. Early in the film when he first gets to the Indians' stadium, Jake Taylor (Tom Berenger) (Creator/TomBerenger) steps up to the plate and calls an imaginary home run. Near the end of the movie he pulls out this ChekhovsGun during the BigGame (see inset photo, above), emulating Babe Ruth (see RealLife, below). The opposing pitcher, annoyed by being shown up, nearly takes Taylor's head off with his first pitch. Undeterred, Taylor calls his shot again. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Then he bunts]].


* In billiards, straight pool (14.1 continuous) requires you to call every shot. Eight ball rules make concessions for play either way; it's up to the players or tournament/league director to decide, but the final 8-ball shot is generally always called. If shot is made but the player either scratches (sinks the cue ball with the shot) or sinks the 8-ball into a pocket other than the one that was called, [[AllForNothing then that player automatically loses the game]].

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* In billiards, straight pool (14.1 continuous) requires you to call every shot. Eight ball rules make concessions for play either way; it's up to the players or tournament/league director to decide, but the final 8-ball shot is generally always called. If the shot is made but the player either scratches (sinks the cue ball with the shot) or sinks the 8-ball into a pocket other than the one that was called, [[AllForNothing then that player automatically loses the game]].


* In billiards, straight pool (14.1 continuous) requires you to call every shot. Eight ball rules make concessions for play either way; it's up to the players or tournament/league director to decide, but the final 8 ball shot is generally always called. If you call an 8-ball shot but don't sink it in the pocket you called, [[AllForNothing you automatically lose the game]].

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* In billiards, straight pool (14.1 continuous) requires you to call every shot. Eight ball rules make concessions for play either way; it's up to the players or tournament/league director to decide, but the final 8 ball 8-ball shot is generally always called. If you call an shot is made but the player either scratches (sinks the cue ball with the shot) or sinks the 8-ball shot but don't sink it in the into a pocket you other than the one that was called, [[AllForNothing you then that player automatically lose loses the game]].


* In Billards, straight pool (14.1 continuous) requires you to call every shot. Eight ball rules make concessions for play either way; it's up to the players or tournament/league director to decide, but the final 8 ball shot is generally always called.

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* In Billards, billiards, straight pool (14.1 continuous) requires you to call every shot. Eight ball rules make concessions for play either way; it's up to the players or tournament/league director to decide, but the final 8 ball shot is generally always called. If you call an 8-ball shot but don't sink it in the pocket you called, [[AllForNothing you automatically lose the game]].


* Invoked, lampshaded and then subverted in ''Film/MajorLeague''. Early in the film when he first gets to the Indians' stadium, Jake Taylor (Tom Berenger) steps up to the plate and calls an imaginary home run. Near the end of the movie he pulls out this ChekhovsGun during the BigGame (see inset photo, above), emulating Babe Ruth (see RealLife, below). [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Then he bunts]].

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* Invoked, lampshaded and then subverted in ''Film/MajorLeague''. Early in the film when he first gets to the Indians' stadium, Jake Taylor (Tom Berenger) steps up to the plate and calls an imaginary home run. Near the end of the movie he pulls out this ChekhovsGun during the BigGame (see inset photo, above), emulating Babe Ruth (see RealLife, below). The opposing pitcher, annoyed by being shown up, nearly takes Taylor's head off with his first pitch. Undeterred, Taylor calls his shot again. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Then he bunts]].


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** Willie Mays Hays tries this in the sequel, but it's subverted in that he's not the power hitter he thinks he is, and he flies out to the warning track in center. Twice. In the first game of the season.
---> '''[[DeadpanSnarker Doyle]]:''' Of course, he could be pointing at the center fielder.

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