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#41 Cajuncubsfan

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 06:20 PM

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 06:32 PM

I got this indicator last year and I love it.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 03:08 AM

I do the same. If the scoreboard works I wont even give the count unless I notice that it is wrong several times. With that said, Its pinky-ring-middle for the three...

Edited by BT_Blue, 21 February 2012 - 03:14 AM.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 10:05 AM

For those of you who like metal indicators, the best ones are the old ones. Dump that 4 position thing and get on ebay and buy yourself an old metal indicator. None on there as of now, but they show up on a fairly regular basis.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 10:13 AM

For my last 3 games I have not used an indicator at all and I really like it. Bye-bye clickers! :wave:

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 05:37 PM

How did I lose track of this thread?

The indicator Hawk and Pete and I use and love is now available at Ump Attire and also at Lester's Upstate Sports which is where I got mine. It's all-metal, right down to the wheels, and has a chrome finish. It bears the All-Star brand. I bought three of them, so I can have one in the car and two in the bag. I also carry an old Markwort to lend to a needy partner.

I love working it in a pocket in my ball bag, because it is so heavy, it never flies out. (Once I stopped holding a previous indicator in my hand and started working it out of my ball bag, I never looked back. Now, I would never hold it in my hand again, especially since it's readable without taking it out.)

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 09:34 PM

I was taught a couple years ago to use the index, middle, and pinky fingers (holding indicator between thumb and ring finger. Reasoning behind that was apparently when I was younger, the way I did it then (index, middle, ring) made it look like my fingers were just bunched together.


This is how I have always done it. Our advanced clinic however teaches middle, ring, pinky.

No fist for 3-2 and definitely no "hook 'em horns" for any reason - ever!

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 12:31 AM


I was taught a couple years ago to use the index, middle, and pinky fingers (holding indicator between thumb and ring finger. Reasoning behind that was apparently when I was younger, the way I did it then (index, middle, ring) made it look like my fingers were just bunched together.


This is how I have always done it. Our advanced clinic however teaches middle, ring, pinky.

No fist for 3-2 and definitely no "hook 'em horns" for any reason - ever!


Our trainer does the horns for two outs. I always have issues with this cause, damn it, it looks like one
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 09:20 AM

If the trainer isn't watching you, are you really NOT doing what he says?

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 10:41 AM

When I had hand surgery the Dr explained how the hand works. Onre thing is that the ring and pinky fingers are not totally independent of each other when it come to moving them. That's why one has to use the thumb to hold the pinky down when trying to signal 3 or to give a scout sign/salute.

Therefore signaling 3 with middle-ring-pinky is physically easier.

How do BB refs signal a three point shot? The ones I've actuall noticed use middle-ring-pinky.

I coach. I have to consider the situation from both sides - offense and defense.


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Posted 24 February 2012 - 01:59 PM

For my last 3 games I have not used an indicator at all and I really like it. Bye-bye clickers! :wave:

I haven't used one for about the past 3 years. I forget the count far less than before. One less thing to remember when a play at the plate is occurring.
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 03:27 PM

I have in that ball bag and the wheels get clicked almost automatically. It's become second nature. It's as close to not using one as I can get. But for the foreseeable future, I'm going to use one--mainly because I have $45 worth of All-Star indicators that I'd be stuck with.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 08:02 PM

Im in camp #1. I too use to use the #2 method, and found the later to be not only easier, but much easier to keep your indicator safely in your hand (should you choose to use one, I do).



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Posted 29 February 2012 - 03:06 PM

How do BB refs signal a three point shot? The ones I've actuall noticed use middle-ring-pinky.


That's how I do it in basketball, football and baseball.

I use the metal Markwort. I've never found a need for notches and while I have and use the inning dial (simply because it is there), that's only because I prefer the shape of the four dial indiclicker.
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