View Full Version : Umpire and Mascot

07-17-2007, 08:48 PM
Ok, which one of you guys is this?


07-18-2007, 01:47 PM
Here is how it worked with my crew:

Assuming that we had had no "non-routine situations", the plate umpire was to walk off the field and into a dugout after an inning (I think it was the top of the 4th).

Then the "mascot's" partner-in-crime...who had earlier come into our lockerroom and borrowed some of our uniform and equipment...came out of the dugout. In otherwords it was an umpire "switch".

The new "umpire" then does the dance with the chicken...which gets the crowd all laughing...and then they make the switch again to restart the game.

Of course, to add to the act, the base umpires (who never switched) all stare at our "partner" as he his dancing and shake our heads in disbelief.

The San Diego Chicken (unlike other mascots) actually sends a check to each umpire he worked with during the season, around the holidays.

07-18-2007, 08:47 PM
My first instinct was that it might be Lance in action, but---

You sure that it wasn't you, Law? :wink: :lol:

07-18-2007, 10:52 PM
Hey, I think I went to cheerleading camp with that guy!

07-19-2007, 02:52 PM
Bump, you were the next suspect on my list :wink: So did the guy learn that from you or did you learn that from him?? :lol: [/i]

07-19-2007, 08:15 PM
Apparently, this is catching on. Maybe we should start teaching these moves in umpire training.