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Old Sat Jun 03, 2017, 10:25pm
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A Saturday night laugh---"STRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIKE"

So I was at a 14U tournament today. The PU was entertaining, to say the least. Take a big deep breath and say the word "STRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIKE" until you literally run out of air completely. I mean this dude literally strung it out for 10-12 seconds. Every kid on the field was smiling. The games had a 90 minute time limit. I quickly realized it was actually 60 minutes, with an allotted extra 30 minutes for him to say the word "STRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIKE" multiple times.

Here's the funny part and the take-home lesson for you guys who like to say the word strike for an eternity. He missed a few obvious balls and mistakenly called them strikes. I mean really high and outside balls that weren't even close. We could tell he knew he missed the call immediately because it was the only time he said a quick and sharp "STRIKE". So keep it consistent if you're going to empty your lungs completely with each called strike.
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Old Mon Jun 05, 2017, 11:15am
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Not supposed to bring attention while umpiring. Cannot stand this.

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Old Mon Jun 05, 2017, 11:57am
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Once I had a partner who had a "Srtieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek" call.
Luckily he got hit in the second inning so I volunteered to take over the plate, which he agreed to.
Thank goodness.
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Old Mon Jun 05, 2017, 01:02pm
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"Srtieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek".
How do you even pronounce that?
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Old Mon Jun 05, 2017, 01:27pm
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How do you even pronounce that?
Sir-tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiike
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Old Mon Jun 05, 2017, 05:14pm
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Sir-tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiike
Actually it was STRIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEKE!!!
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Old Mon Jun 05, 2017, 09:13pm
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We went back to finish the next day, and he was doing it again, but not every single time. I guess he was tired. Lol. I literally counted 10 seconds with one of the "STRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIKES".
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