What's Buzzing:

Big League Stew

This Little League umpire may want to dial back on the caffeine consumption

Kevin Kaduk
Big League Stew

When I first saw the "most exaggerated strike-three call of all time" video on Deadspin, I was skeptical. After all, how could you top the classic Naked Gun-stylings of Leslie Nielsen?

But this, dear Stewies, is the real deal. It's like Enrico Pallazzo and Kenny Powers had a baby and he eventually ended up calling Little League games in Rock Island, Ill., for nine bucks and all the Capri Sun he could drink a game:

Oh man, that's way too over the top. And way too funny. A few thoughts here:

1. If someone in the big leagues had this as their strikeout call, it'd be the best of the bunch. But actually pulling this off in a game full of preteens seems a little inappropriate, no? That batter didn't head straight for the dugout, he headed straight to see his shrink.

2. Odds that this ump swallowed his chewing tobacco while making this call? 5/2

3. So that's what became of Soda Popinski.

View photo

.

(YouTube)

Big BLS H/N: Busted Coverage

Want more baseball fun all season long?
Follow @bigleaguestew@KevinKaduk and the BLS Facebook page!

Other popular content on the Yahoo! network:
Derided coach Vinny Del Negro sounds off after Clippers' Game 7 win
Giants' Osi Umenyiora sent Mother's Day greetings to Eagles' LeSean McCoy
Dan Wetzel: Florida State trustee may have lit the fuse on a move to the Big 12
Y! Tech: Fifteen current technologies a child born today will never use

View Comments (746)
  • Tennis-Clinical Murray dispatches Isner to reach last eight

    Andy Murray moved ominously into the French Open quarter-finals for the sixth time in his career with a clinical 7-6(9) 6-4 6-3 defeat of American John Isner on Sunday. The second seed began the tournament scraping through back-to-back five-setters … More »

    Reuters - 4 minutes 19 seconds ago
  • Penguins and Sharks meet, finally, in Stanley Cup Finals

    Penguins and Sharks meet, finally, in Stanley Cup Finals

    The 2016 Stanley Cup Finals could be billed as the what-took-you-so-long championship series. The Pittsburgh Penguins and San Jose Sharks, which begin their best-of-seven series in Pittsburgh on Monday, were expected to meet in the final -- not … More »

    Reuters - 6 minutes ago
  • Rosberg laments 'complete lack of confidence' in his car

    Rosberg laments 'complete lack of confidence' in his car

    Formula One's championship leader Nico Rosberg put it bluntly, lamenting a ''complete lack of confidence'' in his Mercedes car after finishing seventh in Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix. The German driver was aiming for a fourth straight win on his home … More »

    AP - Sports - 8 minutes ago
  • Ortiz scratched from Red Sox lineup with sore left foot

    Ortiz scratched from Red Sox lineup with sore left foot

    TORONTO (AP) -- Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz has been scratched from the lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Blue Jays with a sore left foot. … More »

    AP - Sports - 8 minutes ago
  • NHL-Penguins and Sharks meet, finally, in Stanley Cup Finals

    * Penguins last won Cup in 2009 * Sharks seeking first Cup By Tim Wharnsby May 29 (Reuters) - The 2016 Stanley Cup Finals could be billed as the what-took-you-so-long championship series. The Pittsburgh Penguins and San Jose Sharks, which begin … More »

    Reuters - 13 minutes ago