Long sleeves underneath short sleeves
Posted 03 July 2012 - 11:09 PM
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 06:02 AM
"If you can't umpire hungover, you can't umpire." - American League Umpire Don Denkinger
Posted 10 October 2012 - 07:50 AM
I used to be a really good Baseball Player until my eyes started going bad. So I became an Umpire!
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 09:18 AM
with navy ball bags
I think to much is made of this. Just be confortable and go Umpire!
and a mask which contrasts with the pads and has the throat protector on the outside of the top bar and your hat on backwards.
All of that in my opinion looks like crap. They can get away with some of it. You can too at some levels but not at others. It depends on how well your known in advance and maybe on the weather or time of year (rainy / cold or fall ball is more relaxed)
Posted 10 October 2012 - 10:18 AM
I noticed this fellow was wearing a compression shirt over his c/p, and under his shirt sleeved shirt. That means he's also got another shirt under his c/p. Three layers. Now, if you've never worn a long sleeved shirt over your c/p, and under a plate coat, that's the slickest feeling of all. Hot, I'll grant you, but you look and feel cool doing it.
p.s. the only folks on the planet that noticed his undershirt were a small percent of us umpires. And what does that about us?
Posted 10 October 2012 - 12:20 PM
As many years as I've spent on a baseball field, it's actually really comfortable for me to put a LS base layer under an athletic shirt anytime I do anything active and it's under 65. That's the way I was brought up as player, and as a coach I enforced it so I had to abide by it as well. It just feels natural at this point.
I get the standard that an umpire should always look professional - pressed clothes, clean shoes, matching, proper hat wear, ect. I just don't see how this violates that criteria.
For the record, I've yet to sport that look, against my desire to do so.
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