The phrase of the week comes courtesy of Twins pitcher Liam Hendricks. The native Australian got roughed up again in another start for the Twins, this time on Thursday against the Pirates. He coughed up four runs in the first two innings and then gave up a two-run homer in the sixth. The phrase arrives whens he tries to describe why he is struggling so badly:
"Coming out to the game, I feel prepared," Hendriks said. "I've thrown well in warmups. And I get out to the game, and something changes. I give up a couple, I start getting into a groove and I start getting that little aggressiveness back. I need to start that from the get-go. It's just one of those things -- I throw well in a couple, and I just hang a pitch, and Bob's your uncle there."
I love that. I guess it's been around for a long time, but I've never heard it before. The origin is disputed, as is often the case in these things, and the meaning can change slightly depending on the context. In this case, it obviously means "there you have it," but it can also mean something along the lines of "it's all good." The latter is definitely not applicable for Twins fans here.
And so Bob's your uncle.