Ride the pine

Posted by Bob on July 31, 2003

In Reply to: Ride the pine posted by S. on July 31, 2003

: Any idea as to the origin and meaning of the phrase "ride the pine"?

: Thanks for any info.
Baseball term, occasionally extended to other sports. to sit on the (presumably pine) bench, as a substitute not in the game, especially one who has been removed from the game. Often "riding the pines."