Just to refresh everyone's memory, he's the home plate ump for our 9-5 win over the Mets on 6-10-08.
Could someone PLEASE tell this gasbag that no one goes to the ballpark to see (and hear) the umpire? This guy makes the most horrible sound when calling a "called strike" - to me, it sounds like what it might sound like as a bull is being castrated without anesthesia.
So, Jim, please just make the call, balls and strikes, use a consistent strike zone, and STFU. The normal arm gesture will suffice, you don't have to make that Godawful sound. And remember, NO ONE came to the ballyard today to see or hear YOU. So, be as unobtrusive as possible and don't get in the way of the players playing the game.
OK? How about it? Please? Or maybe Bud can send you back to A-ball to work on your form?
Or, if someone knows Chris Snyder, maybe he could manage to "whiff" on a Cruz or Pena high fastball? Maybe that would shut him up?
Am I alone in this?