It’s the hot stove season for baseball and I keep hearing and reading this term. It’s never “incentive-heavy contract” or anything else. I guess sometimes it’s an incentive-laden “deal”; that’s about all the variety you get.
“Laden.” “Laden.” How often do you hear that word, especially in the world of sports? Pretty often, actually, but with a frequency concentrated in the autumn and winter months, and always following the word “incentive”. Otherwise, it is a rarity.
There are a lot of things mysterious and specific to the holiday season but none more mysterious than this.