Umpire Breaks Out ‘the Whip’ on Strike Three Call (Video)


Lord knows that umpires take more than their share of grief for the work they do, so you can’t blame them for trying to shoehorn a little fun into what’s otherwise probably a pretty thankless and boring gig.

Here, we see ump Carter Gambrell calling a game at Buchanan High School (Clovis, CA), when suddenly he breaks out the whip to let everyone know, “Yup, that’s a strikeout.”

Here’s the clip:

I love the fact that there’s no musical accompaniment. Because you know there was music playing in his head when he did it. I’m guessing it was Ginuwine, but it also could have been Next or En Vogue. It was definitely 1990s pop R&B, though.

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