Date: Wed, 24 Jan 1996 15:33:22 -0500 From: "Gregory J. Pulliam" Subject: Re: out in left field The WORST player was always put in right field, not left. Right field is the position which receives the fewest balls in play, as it is primarily left-handed batters who hit in that direction, and the ball must also get past the infield for the right-fielder to have a chance at misplaying the ball. I know. I spent a lot of time "out in right field." THAT phrase's meaning is very different for me from "out in left field." Greg Pulliam Illinois Institute of Technology