August 20, 2013 at 3:02 pm
Dan, I've been called out my share of times by this umpire's strike call. I'm no worse for wear because of it and these kids will be fine too. I've also been coached by this umpire and can tell you that the guy knows more about baseball than anybody in your studio, hands down. What you don't know about are the many young people this man has coached and guided to success in his community, both on and off the field, through his love of the game of baseball. His enthusiasm for the game, and for the success of Little Leauge baseball should be fairly clear if you've watched even a minute of the LLWS. And as Tom Hanks put it, "there's no crying in baseball" anyway. These kids are pretty tough to begin with but if they don't like the big "Stiiii" call......Don't Strike Out.
August 21, 2013 at 6:00 am
yet his strike out call would be "get out of here punk" dan Patrick is a meathead!