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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) Login to Bookmark
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   1. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 28, 2021 at 01:29 PM (#6049630)
Come on, Jimmy. Let's take a peek at the killing floor.

Oh, don't let the name throw you, Jimmy.

It's not really a floor. It's more of a steel grating that allows material to sluice through so it can be collected and exported.

   2. Rally Posted: October 28, 2021 at 01:31 PM (#6049631)
I agree. Bring back the complete game. Starting pitchers should finish their games. If we can bring that back to the game, we’ll never again have to hear about the bullpen.
   3. Tom Nawrocki Posted: October 28, 2021 at 01:40 PM (#6049637)
It shouldn't be a surprise that this story is on Fox News. A better headline for this piece would be "PETA makes ridiculous suggestion in desperate bid for attention; only news response is mockery from people who hate PETA."
   4. The Mighty Quintana Posted: October 28, 2021 at 01:59 PM (#6049644)
OK, sorta ridiculous. But since they are "firemen" then "firehouse" would be cool if we get a do-over...and Sparky makes an urgent call to the firehouse for Henneman!
   5. My name is Votto, and I love to get Moppo Posted: October 28, 2021 at 02:00 PM (#6049645)
I haven't thought about PETA for years, thank goodness.
   6. My name is Votto, and I love to get Moppo Posted: October 28, 2021 at 02:01 PM (#6049646)
Next they're going to ask people to stop calling themselves "stable geniuses" as that's disrespectful to horses.
   7. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 28, 2021 at 02:02 PM (#6049647)
The more I hear it, the more I legit like "arm barn."
   8. Tin Angel Posted: October 28, 2021 at 02:10 PM (#6049650)
I haven't thought about PETA for years, thank goodness.


I applied for a job with them as a digital media librarian this summer and it was one of the strangest, most grueling experiences I've ever had applying for a job. It was like trying to get in the CIA.
   9. winnipegwhip Posted: October 28, 2021 at 02:31 PM (#6049652)

Next they're going to ask people to stop calling themselves "stable geniuses" as that's disrespectful to horses.


If it was 1876 they would be saying to the Lakota Nation that their leader should reconsider his name before going to Little Big Horn.
   10. winnipegwhip Posted: October 28, 2021 at 02:35 PM (#6049653)
“Words matter, and baseball ‘bullpens’ devalue talented players....


Is Grady Little the spokesman for PETA now?
   11. Karl from NY Posted: October 28, 2021 at 02:41 PM (#6049654)
"Arm barn" is able-ist. What if there's a double Jim Abbott who throws with his foot?
   12. Hombre Brotani Posted: October 28, 2021 at 03:27 PM (#6049668)
The more I hear it, the more I legit like "arm barn."
It makes me giggle, but it's also very disrespectful to the late Pete Gray.
   13. Harmon "Thread Killer" Microbrew Posted: October 28, 2021 at 03:30 PM (#6049670)
Get rid of an offensive term AND introduce a giggly one.

Sounds like a great way to feed two birds with one scone.
   14. Traderdave Posted: October 28, 2021 at 03:42 PM (#6049672)
PETA is funded by Big Meat to make veganism looks utterly ridiculous.

It looks to be a sound investment.
   15. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 28, 2021 at 03:46 PM (#6049674)

Get rid of an offensive term AND introduce a giggly one.


Why not "arm pits"?
   16. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: October 28, 2021 at 03:53 PM (#6049679)

In the days of Baseball Primer, this would have set off a 1,500-post thread.
   17. Srul Itza Posted: October 28, 2021 at 05:46 PM (#6049706)
This should have been an Onion article.

I haven't thought about PETA for years


Nor has anyone else. Which is why they made this noise.

The only saving grace is the possibility that the deliberately made what they knew was an absurdly ludicrous statement, just to see what happened.

If only they were actually that self-aware . . .

   18. Posada Posse Posted: October 28, 2021 at 06:10 PM (#6049714)
I agree. Bring back the complete game. Starting pitchers should finish their games. If we can bring that back to the game, we’ll never again have to hear about the bullpen


Stop feeding that fed horse…..
   19. David Nieporent (now, with children) Posted: October 28, 2021 at 07:12 PM (#6049727)
I haven't thought about PETA for years, thank goodness.
I hope this discussion goes as long as the PETCO one did.
   20. PETCO Thread Posted: October 28, 2021 at 08:11 PM (#6049742)
You rang?
   21. JRVJ Posted: October 28, 2021 at 08:48 PM (#6049756)
14, Big Meat is a great porn star name.
   22. gef the talking mongoose, peppery hostile Posted: October 28, 2021 at 09:57 PM (#6049766)
Best known, of course for this movie.
   23. Howie Menckel Posted: October 28, 2021 at 10:45 PM (#6049775)
take away 'bullpen' if you like, but you'll pry 'bullshit' from my cold, dead fingers.
   24. DFA Posted: October 29, 2021 at 12:09 AM (#6049788)
This effort says a lot about PETA.
   25. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: October 29, 2021 at 01:33 PM (#6049899)
PETA is funded by Big Meat to make veganism looks utterly ridiculous.

Pretty much everything PETA does or says makes them look silly. I can only assume that they're doing it intentionally.
   26. David Nieporent (now, with children) Posted: October 29, 2021 at 01:38 PM (#6049901)
They're members of the no-such-thing-as-bad-publicity club.
   27. Rally Posted: October 29, 2021 at 02:03 PM (#6049911)
It shouldn't be a surprise that this story is on Fox News. A better headline for this piece would be "PETA makes ridiculous suggestion in desperate bid for attention; only news response is mockery from people who hate PETA."


I’m confused. I thought Fox was all in for PETA. They keep telling us about how Fauci and Cruella Deville hate puppies.
   28. Ziggy: social distancing since 1980 Posted: October 29, 2021 at 02:36 PM (#6049923)
PETA is right on the merits, they just consistently find the stupidest way possible to argue for it.

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