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Old 10-29-2021, 07:52 AM
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Personally I am ALL FOR 'ethical treatment of animals'. To a degree. And I'm truly not sure what that degree is. But when PETA releases an announcement as this... hmmm...REALLY?

but nothing re - gloves made from cowhide, the baseballs, etc etc. So, when it comes to innocent language idioms in sports, really PETA?


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New York – As the World Series turns into a pitching duel, PETA is pitching a proposal to the baseball world: Strike out the word “bullpen,” which references the holding area where terrified bulls are kept before slaughter, in favor of a more modern, animal-friendly term. PETA’s suggestion? The arm barn!

“Words matter, and baseball ‘bullpens’ devalue talented players and mock the misery of sensitive animals,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA encourages Major League Baseball coaches, announcers, players, and fans to changeup their language and embrace the ‘arm barn’ instead.”

PETA notes that cows are hung upside down and their throats are slit in the meat industry, while in rodeos, gentle bulls are tormented into kicking and bucking by being electro-shocked or prodded—all are typically held in a “bullpen” while they await their cruel fate.

PETA’s Call to the ‘Bullpen’: Rename Outdated Term ‘Arm Barn’ | PETA
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Old 10-29-2021, 08:15 AM
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Being an ignorant Brit, I always thought the ball chuckers warmed up in the 'Ball' pen, and only came out when a fight started.
This whole change/cancel nonsense is a load of old bull anyway!
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Personally I am ALL FOR 'ethical treatment of animals'. To a degree. And I'm truly not sure what that degree is. But when PETA releases an announcement as this... hmmm...REALLY?

but nothing re - gloves made from cowhide, the baseballs, etc etc. So, when it comes to innocent language idioms in sports, really PETA?


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New York – As the World Series turns into a pitching duel, PETA is pitching a proposal to the baseball world: Strike out the word “bullpen,” which references the holding area where terrified bulls are kept before slaughter, in favor of a more modern, animal-friendly term. PETA’s suggestion? The arm barn!

“Words matter, and baseball ‘bullpens’ devalue talented players and mock the misery of sensitive animals,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA encourages Major League Baseball coaches, announcers, players, and fans to changeup their language and embrace the ‘arm barn’ instead.”

PETA notes that cows are hung upside down and their throats are slit in the meat industry, while in rodeos, gentle bulls are tormented into kicking and bucking by being electro-shocked or prodded—all are typically held in a “bullpen” while they await their cruel fate.

PETA’s Call to the ‘Bullpen’: Rename Outdated Term ‘Arm Barn’ | PETA
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It all started with Golf Balls. Until the mid-19th century, the featherie was the standard golf ball. It was made of cow or horsehide which was stuffed with feathers; most often goose feather. The leather, in order to be easier to work with, was soaked in water. We pay extra for Pleather in our car upholstery thinking it real leather. It’s no big deal.
“ What is the Most Baseballs Used in One Game? According to an MLB equipment manager, up to 120 baseballs can be used per game. This is due to the number used up between home runs, fouls, scuffs and from players tossing them to the stands.”
As a kid I had 1 ball that lasted all summer if the cover fell off we covered it with tape.
These days, footballs are typically made from cowhide or vulcanized rubber, making their nickname “pigskins” somewhat ironic.

Last edited by Dana1963; 10-29-2021 at 09:01 AM. Reason: Add golf ball info
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Personally I am ALL FOR 'ethical treatment of animals'. To a degree. And I'm truly not sure what that degree is. But when PETA releases an announcement as this... hmmm...REALLY?

but nothing re - gloves made from cowhide, the baseballs, etc etc. So, when it comes to innocent language idioms in sports, really PETA?


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October 28, 2021

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New York – As the World Series turns into a pitching duel, PETA is pitching a proposal to the baseball world: Strike out the word “bullpen,” which references the holding area where terrified bulls are kept before slaughter, in favor of a more modern, animal-friendly term. PETA’s suggestion? The arm barn!

“Words matter, and baseball ‘bullpens’ devalue talented players and mock the misery of sensitive animals,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA encourages Major League Baseball coaches, announcers, players, and fans to changeup their language and embrace the ‘arm barn’ instead.”

PETA notes that cows are hung upside down and their throats are slit in the meat industry, while in rodeos, gentle bulls are tormented into kicking and bucking by being electro-shocked or prodded—all are typically held in a “bullpen” while they await their cruel fate.

PETA’s Call to the ‘Bullpen’: Rename Outdated Term ‘Arm Barn’ | PETA
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If the Commissioner of Baseball agrees to this idiocy, then he is as big an imbecile as those that run PETA. I'll think I'll go out and hunt a whale now
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If the Commissioner of Baseball agrees to this idiocy, then he is as big an imbecile as those that run PETA. I'll think I'll go out and hunt a whale now
Please! I resemble that remark!
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PETA does things like this all the time , it’s just some humerus way of getting there message out and it works . If you get all huffy over the message , PETA probably thinks that’s just as funny as I think it is
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Doesn’t PETA stand for “people eating tasty animals”?
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You were lucky to have an actual ball, we had to use stones
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And that really hurt when the picture hit the batter
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If the Commissioner of Baseball agrees to this idiocy, then he is as big an imbecile as those that run PETA. I'll think I'll go out and hunt a whale now
Rob Manfred definitely fits your description. Go Braves. Chop til you drop!
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Personally I am ALL FOR 'ethical treatment of animals'. To a degree. And I'm truly not sure what that degree is. But when PETA releases an announcement as this... hmmm...REALLY?

but nothing re - gloves made from cowhide, the baseballs, etc etc. So, when it comes to innocent language idioms in sports, really PETA?


For Immediate Release:
October 28, 2021

Contact:
Moira Colley 202-483-7382

New York – As the World Series turns into a pitching duel, PETA is pitching a proposal to the baseball world: Strike out the word “bullpen,” which references the holding area where terrified bulls are kept before slaughter, in favor of a more modern, animal-friendly term. PETA’s suggestion? The arm barn!

“Words matter, and baseball ‘bullpens’ devalue talented players and mock the misery of sensitive animals,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA encourages Major League Baseball coaches, announcers, players, and fans to changeup their language and embrace the ‘arm barn’ instead.”

PETA notes that cows are hung upside down and their throats are slit in the meat industry, while in rodeos, gentle bulls are tormented into kicking and bucking by being electro-shocked or prodded—all are typically held in a “bullpen” while they await their cruel fate.

PETA’s Call to the ‘Bullpen’: Rename Outdated Term ‘Arm Barn’ | PETA
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I lost respect for PETA thirty years ago after some of their terrorists broke into my uncle’s lab at a medical school where he was doing experiments with rabbits while seeking a cure for leprosy. They freed several hundred caged lab rabbits, destroying years of research.

This is a fringe organization of zealots. They make a lot of noise and make the headlines, but they don’t represent the vast majority of us. Some of them are dangerous. A lot of animal lovers who don’t like cruelty to animals assume that they are on the same side, but that is not necessarily true. Better to donate to your local animal shelter to help them pay for spaying and neutering of strays and feral cats.
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If the Commissioner of Baseball agrees to this idiocy, then he is as big an imbecile as those that run PETA. I'll think I'll go out and hunt a whale now
Imbeciles? They are pulling in a fortune with their idiocy. It's a money making machine.
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What a joke! Is this all our country has to worry about.
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The circus is coming back...with no animals.... Crazy world.
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Where is PETA regarding Fauci and his dog torture??
You need to dig a lot deeper than just the sound bite….to understand .
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