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Thursday, October 28, 2021

With World Series in full swing, PETA asks baseball world to remove ‘bullpen’ from vocabulary

The term “bullpen” has been used in baseball since the sport really took hold around the late 1800s.

In baseball, the bullpen refers to the area beyond the outfield wall where pitchers warm up. Starting pitchers can be seen warming up before games while relievers do their warmups during games as they get ready to substitute for whoever is on the mound.

Now, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is hoping those around the sport will reconsider using the word “bullpen.” In a release Thursday, PETA said the baseball world should substitute the word “bullpen,” which references the area where bulls are kept for slaughter.

Their suggestion? Arm Barn.

“Words matter, and baseball ‘bullpens’ devalue talented players and mock the misery of sensitive animals,” PETA executive vice president Tracy Reiman said. “PETA encourages Major League Baseball coaches, announcers, players, and fans to changeup their language and embrace the ‘arm barn’ instead.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 28, 2021 at 01:25 PM | 28 comment(s)
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