To Palmer, the coincidence of his bullpen exile and his return to form was galling.
Eventually it got to be too much and NBC had to go to the bullpen.
When Strauss-Kahn crossed that bridge, he was delivered to Intake—or, as we inmates call it, “the bullpen.”
Senators manager Bucky Harris signaled to the bullpen to send in a right-hander named Paul Hopkins.
You know, he does the same thing in Dallas Buyers Club in the bullpen!
When in the "bullpen" Schrank's fellow prisoners shrank away from him.
[baseball sense perhaps fr a boys' game called bullpen, attested fr 1857, in which opponents lined up in a rectangle and threw balls at each other; similarly, the pitchers in the bullpen are vulnerable to being hit by thrown and hit balls]