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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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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.
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.
According to answers.com, the bullpens were added to Fenway Park in 1940.
A bullpen is one the side of the fence where a pitcher can normally warm up to pitch.
Generally, bullpen catchers are minor league quality players. It is not generally a walk on job. Sometimes players that have been injured are given that job.
IT`S CALLED THE BULLPEN BECAUSE WHERE THE RELIEF PITCHERS USED TO BE,THERE WERE SIGNS ADVERTISING" Bull Durham" chewing tobacco.Voila the" bullpen".
you saw how theseason ended :(
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The bullpens are behind the center field wall. Its located between the home run porch and an area of pine trees.
because thats where the bulls are hiding!
It was built that way as a homage to classic ball parks where the bullpen was on the field and not in some closet of the stadium. Everything about AT&T Park is about classic …baseball, which is what it is doing. The style of the ballpark is class. It's in downtown. the red brick, much like older ballparks. the location.
The home bullpen is in right field and if I'm not mistaken has a Sonic Drive In sign on its back wall. The visitors is in left field.
Bullpen Catcher's Dream was created in 2000-10.
The Bullpen - 2011 was released on: USA: 9 April 2011 (Sacramento International Film Festival)