"out of left field" (Why "left"?)

Bob Haas highbob at MINDSPRING.COM
Tue Mar 27 18:38:57 UTC 2001

Excellent point, Ron, and it relates directly to baseball rather than to a
general feeling.  I wish I'd thought of this earlier on in the discussion.


On 3/27/01 1:12 PM, RonButters at AOL.COM wrote:

> I always thought that it was because the left-field fence was often placed
> farther away from home plate than the right-field fence (because more long
> balls are hit to left field than right). Hence "way out in left field" is as
> far away as one can get from the center of the action.

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