-- Steve LaDue, Fort Mill
"Ever since Continental Tire left, he's been thinking long and hard before calling a strike."
-- Tom Haines, Charlotte
"The Umpirer has no clothes."
-- David Williams, Mt. Pleasant, SC
"He is thinking about whether steroids are really the gates of hell!"
-- Gene Hemrick, Matthews
"He sticks to the classic strike zone!"
-- Brent Sheppard, Morganton, NC
Thank you for all your entries. Here's a selection of some of the other better lines we received this week:
"It's called art. It's part of the park (Helms) deal."
"He's trying to remember where he left his cup."
"That'th hith thign for a thinking fathtball."
"He's on loan from Homeland Security."
“Word on the street is that his calls favor the Colorado Rockies.”
"Yea, the game played in downtown Charlotte is a little different."
"He's good, but with all that thinking he's gotten three pitches behind."
"It's this way everytime we have Arts and Science Council Night."
"This was the compromise between a new uptown stadium and an art museum."
"The thought of Barry Bonds as home run king turned him to stone."
"Wow, even the umps are juicing."
"At least his calls are well thought out."
"I've always heard this is a thinking man's game."
"Don't bother, it's like arguing with a brick wall."
"I still think they need to test umps for steroids!"
"He is wondering where we will park if uptown Charlotte gets a team."
“Apparently, in Charlotte you can’t have baseball without the arts."
"The league's trying to speed up the game."
"Swing if it looks like a strike; don't swing if it's a Balzac ..."
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