Check Out This Little League Umpire’s Awesome Punchout Move (Video)
Umpires have a tough, thankless job. They have to stay completely focused on every pitch while wearing 30 pounds of cumbersome padding, dealing with hecklers in the stands (and dugouts), and getting hit in the nuts by wild pitches. When they do their job poorly, they hear about it from everyone. But when they do it well? Nothing. Zip. Crickets.
So you know what? If it amuses umpires to come up with creative ways to punch guys out after strike three, I say great. Rub it in, man—whatever gets you through the day. And anyway, let’s face it: baseball can be a little bland sometimes—especially amateur baseball. Colorful umps are a great way to spice things up.
Take this guy, for example. He was apparently the umpire for some little league games over the weekend at Campbell’s Field in Rock Island, Illinois. As you can see, he keeps himself entertained by rocking kick-ass punchouts.
He’s literally saying “strike,” but figuratively he’s saying “GO SIT YOUR ASS ON THE BENCH MOTHERF&@%ER.” And to a 13-year-old. I love it.
Here’s another version of the punchout, with some rad special effects:
I don’t know about you, but this kind of makes me want to go out and become a little league umpire.
Hat Tip – [Buzzfeed]