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Where did the term the 'bullpen' originate?
Origin of Bullpen The origin of the term bullpen is debated with no one theory gaining unanimous, or even substantial, prevalence over another. The term first appeared in wide use shortly after the turn of the 20th century and has been used since in roughly its present meaning. Some of the most common theories are: The bullpen symbolically represents the fenced in area of a bull's pen, where bulls wait before being sent off to the slaughter. The relief pitchers are the bulls and the bullpen represents their pen. Late arrivers to ball games in the late 19th century were cordoned off into standing room only areas in foul territory. Because the fans were herded like cattle, this area became known as the bullpen, a designation which was later transferred over to the relief pitchers who warmed up there. At the turn of the century, outfield fences were often adorned with advertisements for Bull Durham Tobacco. Since relievers warmed up in a nearby pen, the term bullpen was created. In the 1800s, jails and holding cells were nicknamed bullpens, in respect of many police officers' bullish features -- strength and a short temper. The term was later applied to bullpens in baseball. Casey Stengel suggested the term might have been derived from managers getting tired of their relief pitchers "shooting the bull" in the dugout and were therefore sent elsewhere, where they wouldn't be a bother to the rest of the team -- the bullpen. How serious he was when he made this claim is not clear.
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There are a few: The Oakland Coliseum (Oakland A's), AT&T Park (San Francisco Giants), Petco Park(San Diego Padres), Tropicana Field (Tampa Bay Rays), Wrigley Field (Chicago C…ubs) that sounds about right...not what that other guy said
the brewers retired their bullpen harley davidson, complete with a sidecar for the incoming pitcher, after the 1995 season.
The term southpaw developed from the fact that left-handed pitchers face south because baseball diamonds are laid out with home plate to the west. The term has been traced bac…k to 1885.
This question has spawned a number of urban myths. The term 'bug' was first used by Grace Hopper on September 9th, 1945 when a real bug, a moth, short-circuited an early comp…uter on relay number 70 Panel F, of the MARK II Aiken Relay Calculator, in the Harvard University. The operators of the computer said they had "debugged" the computer, and ever since then the terms has not changed. (They actually finished building the computer in 1947, which was the year of the actual event.) The most widely known is that Captain (later Admiral) Grace Hopper was busy debugging a program that she had written. Finding a moth squashed in her card deck, she quipped "this is the first real computer bug !" This story gives the lie to the claim that this is where the name came from. If this was the first computer bug, why did she refer to it as the first real one ? Come to that, why was she debugging her program before the moth was found? The simple truth is that difficult to find troubles in machinery were already being called bugs by engineers prior to 1900. Tomas Edison may have been the first one to use the term in this sense, writing it in a notebook entry in 1876 regarding problems developing a system of multiplexing signals over a wire for telegraph.
The business term "in the red" originated from the early days of accounting when negative numbers were recorded in the books with red ink. To be "in the red" is to be losing …money or in debt. "In the black," similarly, means to be making money or a profit. The first use of the phrase in printed materials was published in 1926 in the book "Wise-Crack Dictionary" by George Maines and Bruce Grant.
Answer I am not exactly sure what the average yearly in salary. You have to remember that they, as well as their families, get to fly on first class private airplanes w…ith the team, stay in the best 5-star hotels with the team, and are alotted the same meal money per day while on the road, which is $200. So they make $16,200 a year in meal money alone. This answer is really way off. Most organizations don't allow the family to travel on there charters, but some do. The plane is NOT 1st class but rather a regular plane that you would take on a commercial flight. You do have access to the stewards at your becon call and you will have both upgraded food and drinks and all that you want. Meal money just a few years ago was $70 per day but that could have changed but I doubt to $200 per day. Most real good organizations will pay a bullpen catcher somewhere around $40,000 to $50,000 per season and will also throw in minor league insurance which help a lot. If the team is in the top 3 in there division then the team will get so many shares to distribute to not only the players and some of the coaches but to assistant trainers, grounds crew and anyone else that has helped throughout the year. A bullpen catcher may get anywhere from a fixed amount of $10,000 all the way up to a full share if the players that have been active the whole year vote it in. A full share could be anywhere around $400,000 if they win the World Series. Lastly, the pitchers that use the bullpen catcher usually will give him a tip at the end of the season which could be anywhere from $100 all the way up to $100,000. Hope this helps.
IT`S CALLED THE BULLPEN BECAUSE WHERE THE RELIEF PITCHERS USED TO BE,THERE WERE SIGNS ADVERTISING" Bull Durham" chewing tobacco.Voila the" bullpen".
This is from Tim McCarver, so take it with that in mind, but he said that it was born from a comment that an announcer made early on. He said "They look like bulls waiting to …be let out of a pen," referring to the relief pitchers. More input from WikiAnswers Contributors: . Apparently it is because a long time ago, they used bulls for entertainment and they kept them there. . The game was played out in the fenced in areas of fields where the cows and bulls ate the grass making it the ideal place to play ball. Off to the sides was a very much smaller fenced-in area where the bulls where kept when the farmers didn't want the bulls grazing. This is where other pitchers warmed-up ... out of the field of play. . Bull Durham tobacco used to be advertised in baseball stadiums, notably in and around (a) the outfield fence and, as a particular subset of (a), (b) the area where pitchers would warm up. That's the brief, vague-ish version, but it's essentially the correct one. . "Bullpen" has nothing whatsoever to do with actual bulls. . Etymology (i.e. genealogy for words) is a notoriously inexact science.The most common explanation for the origin of the term "bull pen" seems to be that Bull Durham chewing tobacco was advertised in that area of the field. . I have heard the term came from old small Midwest ball-fields built on farms and near old small western rodeo arenas. They used the old pens where the bulls were kept for the relief pitchers to warm up in, i. e. the "Bullpen". . It is called a bull pen because in the early day's they had baseball fields and farms and the pitcher would warm up in the same pin as a bull. This would get there adrenalin going and get the pitcher ready.
As a haberdashery term, the origin of "seat of the pants" is obvious. Flying "by the seat of one's pants" dates from the Army Air Force of World War II. It means operati…ng an aircraft (and hence any very complicated affair) by instinct and feeling rather than by instruments or other assistance.
Roger That From: http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/5/messages/1101.html ROGER -- "in the meaning of 'Yes, O.K., I understand you -- is voice code for …the letter R. It is part of the 'Able, Baker, Charlie' code known and used by all radiophone operators in the services. From the earliest days of wireless communication, the Morse code letter R (dit-dah-dit) has been used to indicate 'O.K. -- understood.' So 'Roger' was the logical voice-phone equivalent." "Morris Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins" by William and Mary Morris (HarperCollins, New York, 1977, 1988). A code word used by pilots to mean 'your message received and understood' in response to radio communications; later it came into general use to mean 'all right, OK.' Roger was the radio communications code word for the letter R, which in this case represented the word 'received.' 'Roger Wilco' was the reply to 'Roger' from the original transmitter of the radio message, meaning 'I have received your message that you have received my message and am signing off." From "I Hear America Talking" by Stuart Berg Flexner (Von Nostrand Reinhold Co., New York, 1976).
The term "Miranda rights" comes from the 1966 case Miranda v. Arizona. This case determined that a confession obtained by rough interrogation was inadmissible. The rights that… Mr.Miranda should have been made aware of were compiled and now must be read to suspects before questioning.
The term 'milling around' or 'milling about' meaning to move (as in a crowd or substantial group of people) aimlessly within a confined or defined area, with no especial purpo…se discernible, comes from the sight of grain passing through a hopper to the grinding stone below. The grain is poured into the hopper, where it is moved slowly about in some way to make it fall down into the millstones or grinding mechanism. Watching the grains 'mill about' can be almost hypnotic.
Because of the obvious similarities between athletes warming-up in a confined area and, the way a bull will stew (warm-up) before the door is flung open to meet a matador. The… sports are different and bullfighting is cruel but one can see the similarities why the box is called a bullpen.
Bullpen catchers who work for Major League Baseball make less than three figures a year. The average salary of a bullpen catcher is usually around $60,000 per year. Some m…ake only $20,000 per year. Bullpen catchers also receive about $89/day for meal money, like the players.
The term for the point at which a river originates is the source. The source is usually in high places such as hills or mountains.