Baseball fans think this proposal is a load of bull.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) are ridiculed once again After appealing to Major League Baseball to drop the term “Bullpen” – the place where bowlers warm – due to its so-called connotations of cruelty to animals. The animal rights organization dropped the dubious proposal ahead of Game Three of the faltering world championships between the Atlanta Braves and the Houston Astros.
“Bullpen” refers to the area of ”the barn of bulls” where bulls are held before they are slaughtered – it’s a word with loyal roots and we can do better than that,” Animal lawyer tweeted Thursday. Companion article on the PETA website He added that vo-cow-bulary also refers to the area where “rodeaux bulls are tortured to kick and jab by electric shocks or prodding.”
Major League Baseball representatives did not respond to The Post’s request for comment.
In the name of steering sensitivity, the animal advocate suggested replacing the term “archaic” with the more animal-friendly term “arm barn” in reference to the pitcher’s throwing attachment. Coincidentally, “arm-fold” is also slang for the verb “to push one’s fist into one’s butt,” According to the Urban Dictionary.
“Words matter, and ‘baseball games’ devalue talented players and make fun of the misery of sensitive animals,” said Tracy Riemann, executive vice president of BETA. PETA encourages Major League Baseball coaches, broadcasters, players, and fans to do so change their language and embrace “the fold of the arm” instead.”
Suffice it to say, PETA’s proposal didn’t quite clash on Twitter.
“You know there are really no animals in the MLB pen,” Make fun of one critic of their strike on social media.
“BULLPEN SIGNS THIS RATIOOOOO,” critic mocked Skewed ratio of comments to likes on a beta tweet.
“Do you think cows care more about the word Bullpen, or that their skin is used to cover baseballs?” Another snort.
else Confused posters flooded the Twitter feed With pictures of delicious steaks.
Interestingly, the origins of the term “Bullpen” are highly disputed. Cincinnati Inquirer Writer O.P. Caylor is believed to have coined the term in his 1877 Game Summary.
He wrote at the time: “The barn in Cincinnati yard with its crowd has lost three for a quarter of its usefulness.” “The bleaching boards north of the old wing now carry the cheap crowd, who comes at halftime at a discount.”
The sports clerk was referring to the area between the stadium and the stands, where fans were grinding around. The rag also noted that advertisements for Bull Durham tobacco advertisements would be posted on the stadium fences, across from where the pitchers are warming, Fox News reported. Hence “Bullpen”.
This isn’t the first time PETA has had a cow above an animal-based lexicon. Last January, animal activists were criticized as “cuckoo” online after they were called to stop using “gendered” terms such as “chicken”, “pig” or “rat” as insults to humans.