Out in Left Field

Out in left field
am I out of the game
or merely in a position
to observe well, yet still
in the play? Batter up!

Idiom Definitions for ‘Be out in left field’
To be out in left field is not to know what’s going on. Taken from baseball, when youngsters assign less capable players to the outfield where the ball is less likely to be hit by a young player. In business, one might say, ‘Don’t ask the new manager; he’s out in left field and doesn’t know any answers yet.’


  1. I never observed that the left field was any less likely to get hits

    since there’s less stigma now about left handed batters


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