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THE VIEW FROM THE PEN

April 16, 1990
April 16, 1990

Table of Contents
April 16, 1990

The Masters
  • With a gritty run in the homestretch that began with this bunker shot at the 12th, England's Nick Faldo overtook Raymond Floyd, forced a playoff and won his second consecutive Masters

1950 Vs. 1990
Baseball 1990
Perspective
Games
On The Scene
Design
Sideline
Point After

THE VIEW FROM THE PEN

Out there behind fences and screens and Plexiglas portholes, the denizens of the bullpen live on the fringes of the game, in a peculiar world of their own

From their sturdy steel perch, Oriole relievers spy on a game at Baltimore's Memorial Stadium.

This is an article from the April 16, 1990 issue

Bullpen calisthenics: biceps puffing by Dodger coach Mark Cresse, finger forking by the White Sox' Donn Pall, phone lifting by Angel coach Joe Coleman.

If the hand signals by Cardinal relievers are any indication, this game is no nail-biter.

In a caged cranny of Dodger Stadium, the bullpen boys provide a sideshow for fans in the cheap seats

The legendary bullpen at Comiskey Park in Chicago has all the charm of a medieval dungeon.

Ibstructed views: Watchful eyes peer through a scratched window at Shea Stadium and through a crack in the gate to the Dodger bullpen.

The hot lights of Dodger Stadium brighten the field, but a reliever's warmup is still in the shadows.

Diligent Dodger fans have learned the rewards of seeking out the pen with a pencil.

The bullpen at Shea is no garden spot, but the grounds crew can grow tomatoes and peppers there.

Home improvements: Philadelphia pitcher Dennis Cook tidies up the dirt; Oriole bullpen catcher Sammy Snider and reliever Gregg Olson sharpen their control by doing battle with bugs.

California coach Rick Turner and a fan exchange niceties, but during a losing streak the socializing can turn nasty.

Bob McClure of the Angels employs the right tool—the bullpen in Anaheim Stadium is 362 feet from home plate.

It's not always exciting, but these Angels would admit there are worse ways to make a living.

TWO PHOTOSJERRY WACHTERFIVE PHOTOSANDREW D. BERNSTEINTWO PHOTOSBILL SMITHFOUR PHOTOSV.J. LOVEROTHREE PHOTOSCHUCK SOLOMONPHOTOAL TIELEMANS