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In baseball, the dugout is where a team's bench is located. There are two dugouts, one for the home team and one for the away team. With the exception of relief pitchers in the bullpen, active players who are not on the field watch the play from the dugout.
The term dugout refers to the area being slightly depressed below field level, as is common in professional baseball. On community diamonds, where there is no change in ground level, the dugout may just be referred to as the bench.
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