Both from this month, with the top one hitting the blog world today. I realize that a lot of parents hate shit like this because it’s “hard on the kid’s self-esteem” and “unnecessary”, but I disagree on both counts. First of all, that call was GREAT for the pitcher’s self-esteem. I don’t know how he could possibly feel any better about himself after that. Maybe if little Billy stopped trying to get walked every up and actually swung he wouldn’t have to get his feelings crushed by a kinda drunk 40-something on his day off from the docks.
Also, this is completely necessary. No telling what these umps would be doing if they couldn’t release this emotion on the little league diamond. These guttural screams can either be unleashed by calling a third strike, or by plunging a knife deep into some broads chest. Better to leave it on the field.
Which is best? Vote 1 for KA-ME-HA-ME-HA and 10 for UHHHHH!!