PETA Wants Us to Stop Calling it the "Bullpen" - Prefers "Arm Barn"

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PETA Wants Us to Stop Calling it the “Bullpen” – Prefers “Arm Barn”

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I’ll admit that I hadn’t thought about the origin of the term “bullpen” before today. So I guess, in that regard, PETA landed a win with its World Series off-day plea.

But, no, I don’t think I’ll be doing this:

Although “arm barn” does sound kinda funny, I’m not really on board with the way PETA winds up trivializing the very cause it intends to support (i.e., look, treating animals well is a perfectly noble cause, but when you do ridiculous stuff like this, you are not going to get people on board with the underlying message). So, like I said, no, I won’t be changing my reference.

Anyone else got any ideas for what else to call the bullpen, though, while we’re on the topic?

Closer’s Hole?

Short-arm Dungeon?

Failed Starterville?



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.