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2012-05-15 08:45:06 AM
 
2012-05-15 08:59:41 AM
There's a college umpire that does some sort of tomahawk chop
 
2012-05-15 09:00:47 AM

Dead for Tax Reasons: that's the most exaggerated?


That's a fantastic link to the mobile Youtube site, thanks. Did you have a question of some kind?
 
2012-05-15 09:03:31 AM
Enrico Palazzo unavailable for comment
 
2012-05-15 09:20:32 AM

ThatGuyGreg: Dead for Tax Reasons: that's the most exaggerated?

That's a fantastic link to the mobile Youtube site, thanks. Did you have a question of some kind?


nah, just looking for stupid comments

looks like i got 1
 
2012-05-15 09:25:51 AM
But umpires are part of the game!
 
2012-05-15 09:31:43 AM
Ah, that takes me back...

As you know, if you've played high school or summer ball, you're not always getting the best umpires in the world. We did have one ump we really liked, because he was very good, consistent, and fair. He was a really nice guy, too, you could ask him about calls, and he wouldn't get defensive and nasty. He seemed to look at umpiring at that level as an opportunity to teach.

However, he had one trait that did intimidate the hell out of us. If you got caught looking at a third strike, everyone within two miles could hear him ring you up. If you were standing in the field when it happened, it was absolutely hilarious, but we all knew that if a two-strike pitch was anywhere near the plate, you'd better at least make a weak attempt to hit it, or even your teammates would be laughing their asses off at you.
 
2012-05-15 09:35:13 AM

ArkAngel: Enrico Palazzo unavailable for comment


pswadinner.com

Sees what you did there.
 
2012-05-15 10:54:52 AM
Came here for Enrico Palazzo. Leaving satisfied
 
2012-05-15 11:49:02 AM
no
 
2012-05-15 11:58:46 AM
Frank Drebbin says fark you Subby
Link
 
2012-05-15 12:00:25 PM

simsite9: Ah, that takes me back...

As you know, if you've played high school or summer ball, you're not always getting the best umpires in the world. We did have one ump we really liked, because he was very good, consistent, and fair. He was a really nice guy, too, you could ask him about calls, and he wouldn't get defensive and nasty. He seemed to look at umpiring at that level as an opportunity to teach.

However, he had one trait that did intimidate the hell out of us. If you got caught looking at a third strike, everyone within two miles could hear him ring you up. If you were standing in the field when it happened, it was absolutely hilarious, but we all knew that if a two-strike pitch was anywhere near the plate, you'd better at least make a weak attempt to hit it, or even your teammates would be laughing their asses off at you.


We have a guy the same way in my current league, and it's a pleasure to have.

He also calls balls and where they were, asks the catcher candidly if he made the right call on some borderline calls, and apologizes for bad calls(or just says "i couldn't see it").

It's fairly interesting having an umpire that is as open as that
 
2012-05-15 12:06:06 PM
Um, why the asinine tag?
 
2012-05-15 12:15:13 PM
Ima let you finish, but Frank Drebbin had the most exaggerated third-strike call OF ALL TIME!!!
 
2012-05-15 12:24:56 PM

simsite9: Ah, that takes me back...

As you know, if you've played high school or summer ball, you're not always getting the best umpires in the world. We did have one ump we really liked, because he was very good, consistent, and fair. He was a really nice guy, too, you could ask him about calls, and he wouldn't get defensive and nasty. He seemed to look at umpiring at that level as an opportunity to teach.

However, he had one trait that did intimidate the hell out of us. If you got caught looking at a third strike, everyone within two miles could hear him ring you up. If you were standing in the field when it happened, it was absolutely hilarious, but we all knew that if a two-strike pitch was anywhere near the plate, you'd better at least make a weak attempt to hit it, or even your teammates would be laughing their asses off at you.


Yeah, I dont envy umps they have a shiat job and it takes real patience to deal with snotty kids, coaches, and some of the helicopter parents that seem to think their kids ability to hit a ball is their retirement plan.

We had a few umps like the one you stated and it was because the senior ump had been training them there for years and was probably the nicest man on the planet, it sucked once he retired because the guy who replaced him would throw a kid out if you dared to even look back to question where the ball was. Hell most of the time we werent arguing since the coach would bench us, we just wanted to know what part of the zone so we could work on it in the cages, but this guy was such a douche even our level headed coach ended up getting tossed from 3 games, after that they talked the older ump to come back and to please hand pick his replacement then train him how to be fair but firm at the same time.

I would never ben an ump, I would throw out almost every coach and have every parent who got in my face arrested.

On topic though, I love this guys strike call, just a little bit of excitement but not enough to embarrass and isnt there a MLB umpire who exaggerates his strike calls? Its like STTTTTTTRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII IIIIIIIIIIKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKEEE OUUUUNNNNEEEEE!!!! I dont remember his name but its always hilarious and even the GF loves to watch the games with me when hes calling the game.
 
2012-05-15 12:27:43 PM
 
2012-05-15 12:30:58 PM
In little league, one ump had a strike call that was more of a "raaarrrghh!" than saying anything in English. I once took a borderline pitch and asked him if it was a strike, and he said, "that's what I said."

I really, really wanted to respond with "no, you said 'raaarrrghh.'" But I chickened out.
 
2012-05-15 12:31:09 PM

Dead for Tax Reasons: ThatGuyGreg: Dead for Tax Reasons: that's the most exaggerated?

That's a fantastic link to the mobile Youtube site, thanks. Did you have a question of some kind?

nah, just looking for stupid comments

looks like i got 1


Can;t you just say you goofed?

Can your internet pride not handle that?
 
2012-05-15 12:47:52 PM
Truth be told, I've probably done the exact same thing when I realized I was about to get laid.
 
2012-05-15 12:57:08 PM

Dead for Tax Reasons: ThatGuyGreg: Dead for Tax Reasons: that's the most exaggerated?

That's a fantastic link to the mobile Youtube site, thanks. Did you have a question of some kind?

nah, just looking for stupid comments

looks like i got 1


Think he was trying to tell you your link is messed up.
 
2012-05-15 12:57:44 PM
DOYYYYYYYYYYYYY

Classic.
 
2012-05-15 01:05:43 PM
Oh ha ha, I get it... It's supposed to be 'shots'. Awesome.
 
2012-05-15 01:08:49 PM

ArkAngel: Enrico Palazzo unavailable for comment


Came for this.
 
2012-05-15 01:18:30 PM
That's about how I reacted to my first digital rectal exam
 
2012-05-15 01:20:13 PM
Thought that was a stroke
 
2012-05-15 01:32:24 PM

MagSeven: Think he was trying to tell you your link is messed up.


pretty sure the stupid comment he referred to was his own...
 
2012-05-15 01:46:28 PM

Killer Cars: Truth be told, I've probably done the exact same thing when I realized I was about to get laid.


So, never?
 
2012-05-15 02:07:47 PM
Its like if Chris Farley was an umpire
 
2012-05-15 02:10:40 PM
Looked more like Drunken Fist style than umpiring.
 
2012-05-15 02:25:43 PM
Ha ha. This thread is awesome.
 
2012-05-15 02:26:42 PM

steamingpile: simsite9: Ah, that takes me back...

As you know, if you've played high school or summer ball, you're not always getting the best umpires in the world. We did have one ump we really liked, because he was very good, consistent, and fair. He was a really nice guy, too, you could ask him about calls, and he wouldn't get defensive and nasty. He seemed to look at umpiring at that level as an opportunity to teach.

However, he had one trait that did intimidate the hell out of us. If you got caught looking at a third strike, everyone within two miles could hear him ring you up. If you were standing in the field when it happened, it was absolutely hilarious, but we all knew that if a two-strike pitch was anywhere near the plate, you'd better at least make a weak attempt to hit it, or even your teammates would be laughing their asses off at you.

Yeah, I dont envy umps they have a shiat job and it takes real patience to deal with snotty kids, coaches, and some of the helicopter parents that seem to think their kids ability to hit a ball is their retirement plan.

We had a few umps like the one you stated and it was because the senior ump had been training them there for years and was probably the nicest man on the planet, it sucked once he retired because the guy who replaced him would throw a kid out if you dared to even look back to question where the ball was. Hell most of the time we werent arguing since the coach would bench us, we just wanted to know what part of the zone so we could work on it in the cages, but this guy was such a douche even our level headed coach ended up getting tossed from 3 games, after that they talked the older ump to come back and to please hand pick his replacement then train him how to be fair but firm at the same time.

I would never ben an ump, I would throw out almost every coach and have every parent who got in my face arrested.

On topic though, I love this guys strike call, just a little bit of excitement but not enough to embarr ...


I think I know who you are talking about. Me and my friends here refer to him as "loud ump" because you can hear him during the broadcast.
 
2012-05-15 02:39:01 PM

Bmore O's: I think I know who you are talking about. Me and my friends here refer to him as "loud ump" because you can hear him during the broadcast.


"iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiike....eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee e eeeeeeee!" Guy.
 
2012-05-15 02:45:47 PM
I play for a bar league and our umps are loud and animated (we give them free booze) Maybe he just left 1 of our games
 
2012-05-15 02:47:19 PM
is he umping a game or fighting against Little Mac?
 
2012-05-15 03:23:03 PM
There's an MLB ump who has an extremely exaggerated "called strike" call. He throws his right arm into the air in a wide arc that ends perpendicular to the ground, pointed up. His called strike three call, if I remember correctly, is rather normal though.

I can't remember his name though. Only saw him once on TV.
 
2012-05-15 03:35:32 PM

Zombie Hitler: Bmore O's: I think I know who you are talking about. Me and my friends here refer to him as "loud ump" because you can hear him during the broadcast.


"iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiike....eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee e eeeeeeee!" Guy.


YES! That's the umpire I'm referring to. I can hear him as I read your post. LOL.

Does anyone know his name? I want to sit behind home plate when he is calling a game.
 
2012-05-15 03:37:36 PM
they tell umpires to make their call more exaggerated if the play is close or you are unsure to try and deter an argument.

just saying.
 
2012-05-15 03:42:21 PM
Thats... Gene.. Gene... the dancing machine!!
 
2012-05-15 04:02:45 PM

Doran: There's an MLB ump who has an extremely exaggerated "called strike" call. He throws his right arm into the air in a wide arc that ends perpendicular to the ground, pointed up. His called strike three call, if I remember correctly, is rather normal though.

I can't remember his name though. Only saw him once on TV.


Can't remember his name either but he's the same one that blew the Galaraga perfect game call.
 
2012-05-15 04:03:02 PM
Link
Stee-eee-eee-eee-riiiiike Threeeeeeee
 
2012-05-15 04:11:24 PM

Udontknowme: Doran: There's an MLB ump who has an extremely exaggerated "called strike" call. He throws his right arm into the air in a wide arc that ends perpendicular to the ground, pointed up. His called strike three call, if I remember correctly, is rather normal though.

I can't remember his name though. Only saw him once on TV.

Can't remember his name either but he's the same one that blew the Galaraga perfect game call.


Jim Joyce.
 
2012-05-15 04:33:25 PM
Can someone link to that umpire clip from Naked Gun? Thanks.
 
2012-05-16 03:06:39 AM
 
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