Obituary: The Bullpen Phone

The Bullpen Phone- at least as a landline- died today, to be replaced by a new on-field communication system utilizing cellphones (brought to you by T-Mobile).

Phone, who may well have been as old as 83 (it’s a bit vague), memorial services are due to be held in the coming weeks, with Tony LaRussa, perhaps the man most associated with it’s use and misuse, expected to give the eulogy.

The Bullpen Phone was predeceased by the Bullpen Cart but is survived by the crazy antics the relievers do in the bullpen.

In lieu of flowers, get a lefty ready.

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