A strike 3 call may be a common sound to many baseball fans, but after a viral video’s strike 3 ump’s call, only laughter ensues in viewers from the old, memorable line, “Whoomp! There it is!” The song itself may have been a national hit back in the 1990s when the single made it big by Tag Team, shares Web Pro News this Friday, Oct. 11, but a recent video of an umpire calling out a player in a youth baseball game brings the funny catchphrase back to the limelight this week.
The strike 3 call is one sports video that is making the rounds across the Internet this October, and it’s not very hard to understand why the clip is eliciting such laughter and smiles from baseball fans. Although a strike three call is often sharp and to the point (and may even come with a grumble from players and supporters of a team), the ump in the video goes all out with a, “Whoomp! There it is!” People across the U.S. are cracking up at the umpire’s enthusiastic cry, as it seems to bring an old love of the American pastime sport back into the present.
If every strikeout in baseball was as memorable as this strike 3 call, some might bet that walking back to the dugout without a hit isn’t too much of a loss after all. The funny video was first posted to social image sharing site Instagram by past MLB player Mark Mulder. Although the “Whoomp! There it is!” clip is not even 10 seconds long, a lot of viewers may find it hard to not watch the ump again and again, complete with his signature line and move.
Thousands of baseball fans, Instagram users, and Twitter followers alike are now sharing the viral strike three call video. Quite a few baseball fans have made the hit clip blow up online after taking to Twitter and related social media sites to share the umpire’s famous sound-off.
“This strike three call might be the very best ever,” wrote one Twitter user.
“Whoomp! There it is! Strike 3 call! LOL!” added another tweet.
It seems that while laughter ensues from many who see the video, it brings to mind the greatness and fun of the baseball game, too. The video itself can be found here.
Do you remember hearing a strike 3 call? While most players may have forgotten the “whoomp! There it is!” catchphrase, nostalgic baseball fans might recall these laughter-inducing words from the funny posting.