An umpire was shaking his head and leaning into our catcher during one inning .. that drew my attention. It seemed like nothing, until the ump called time .. walked half way to the mound with his mask in hand and told my guy "one more time with the face and muttering about the balls and strikes and he was gone!"
I sprang out of the dugout and jogged over to the two now engaged in a conversation .. with my pitcher motioning.. what did I do?
The ump turned to me and said this man is gone if he gets one more look that even suggests he's being squeezed!
When I asked my pitcher if that's what he was doing .. he said heck no, he was just singing to himself .. it took the pressure off.
"Ok fella, what ya singing?" asked the ump.
My guy says he's singing that song about the lions that were raised by these people .. then set free. It goes something like this ..
" Born free... my father's a doctor..."
Blue walked back to the plate, shaking his head, and I heard him mutter to himself .. " their nuts .. their all nuts!"