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#1 Jocko

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 09:05 AM

Ever get to a tournament and havee nowhere to hang your clothes? That sucks. I have solved that problem. I fabricated the fittings I needed (they don't exist) and cut the pvc. Will post pics when I get home this afternoon. It's tall enough to keep pants off the floor, yet small enough to fit in my bag.
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 12:03 PM

Ever get to a tournament and havee nowhere to hang your clothes? That sucks. I have solved that problem. I fabricated the fittings I needed (they don't exist) and cut the pvc. Will post pics when I get home this afternoon. It's tall enough to keep pants off the floor, yet small enough to fit in my bag.


I always have a place to hang my clothes, it is called the back seat of my car.
Which once you arrive at the game/tournament site, you pop open the trunk, pull out your matt and chair and you are in the locker room. :kissass:

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 12:29 PM

When doing multiple games we dress in the press box or similar central location.
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 04:38 PM

When doing multiple games we dress in the press box or similar central location.


When we have multiple games that require us to change over, we return to our locker rooms in the parking lot :hi5:

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 05:42 PM

I have a Chevy Silverado with suicide doors. So I can get in between the open rear and open front and move around pretty good. I am often amazed how often, while there pulling on my pants, that a car pulls up right next to me in an almost empty lot. That car will always have a hot mom and her little girl or 2 in the back seat. This year I was lucky to be able to get home before my weeknight games.

Better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it! :meditation:

 

 


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Posted 30 July 2012 - 12:04 PM

Guys, we all have SUVs ........at least everyone on this site does!

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"To stare down a big league pitcher. To stare him down, and just as he goes into his windup, wink. Make him think you know something he doesn't. That's what I wish for. Chance to squint at a sky so blue that it hurts your eyes just to look at it. To feel the tingling in your arm as you connect with the ball. To run the bases - stretch a double into a triple, and flop face-first into third, wrap your arms around the bag." Dr. Archibald "Moonlight" Graham


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Posted 30 July 2012 - 05:31 PM

Yeah, but I'm talking about tournaments where you leave the car at 7:30am and don't return until 9 or 10pm.




Nevermind. Apparently noone does this elsewhere.
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 05:39 PM

I do!

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 30 July 2012 - 11:47 PM

Yeah, but I'm talking about tournaments where you leave the car at 7:30am and don't return until 9 or 10pm.




Nevermind. Apparently noone does this elsewhere.


That would be called "Hell" in my book.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 04:00 AM


Yeah, but I'm talking about tournaments where you leave the car at 7:30am and don't return until 9 or 10pm.




Nevermind. Apparently noone does this elsewhere.


That would be called "Hell" in my book.

It's a great way to spend a saturday and make several hundred bucks doing what you love. If that's hell, I'm all set.
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Posted 31 July 2012 - 06:09 AM



Yeah, but I'm talking about tournaments where you leave the car at 7:30am and don't return until 9 or 10pm.




Nevermind. Apparently noone does this elsewhere.


That would be called "Hell" in my book.

It's a great way to spend a saturday and make several hundred bucks doing what you love. If that's hell, I'm all set.

That's a 6 game day...that's aweful! I do 4 all the time, and SOMETIMES 5 ....... but 6 ....holy crap!

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 06:16 AM

I did a Utrip state tourney in La a couple years ago. 1st pitch 8am. Got back to hotel around 1am. Got up Sunday 1st pitch 8am. Last game ended 10pm-ish. 16 games in 2 days. I was completely spent. Then the long drive back to Birmingham.
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Posted 31 July 2012 - 06:43 AM

I did a Utrip state tourney in La a couple years ago. 1st pitch 8am. Got back to hotel around 1am. Got up Sunday 1st pitch 8am. Last game ended 10pm-ish. 16 games in 2 days. I was completely spent. Then the long drive back to Birmingham.

Ok, ...that's just ridiculous

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 08:05 AM

I did a Utrip state tourney in La a couple years ago. 1st pitch 8am. Got back to hotel around 1am. Got up Sunday 1st pitch 8am. Last game ended 10pm-ish. 16 games in 2 days. I was completely spent. Then the long drive back to Birmingham.


That's all??? You could have done at least 2 more!!! :wave:

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 09:47 AM

Yeah, but I'm talking about tournaments where you leave the car at 7:30am and don't return until 9 or 10pm.


BTDT many a time and have no desire to do it anymore. A double header is perfect for me.
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Posted 31 July 2012 - 09:53 AM

Guys, we all have SUVs ........at least everyone on this site does!


Hey, I use my compact sedan, as it is my only vehicle (and will be for some time, hopefully).
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Posted 31 July 2012 - 09:53 AM


Guys, we all have SUVs ........at least everyone on this site does!


Hey, I use my compact sedan, as it is my only vehicle (and will be for some time, hopefully).


No ...it's still your SUV ;)

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 09:58 AM



Guys, we all have SUVs ........at least everyone on this site does!


Hey, I use my compact sedan, as it is my only vehicle (and will be for some time, hopefully).


No ...it's still your SUV ;)


Fair enough.

I hate acronyms that have multiple meanings....
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Posted 31 July 2012 - 10:01 AM




Guys, we all have SUVs ........at least everyone on this site does!


Hey, I use my compact sedan, as it is my only vehicle (and will be for some time, hopefully).


No ...it's still your SUV ;)


Fair enough.

I hate acronyms that have multiple meanings....

Standard Umpire Vehicle! :D

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 10:03 AM

Trout...we used to have a USSSA WS in my area. I would take a week of vacation and work it. In 6 days we would easily get 26-30 games in depending on the number of teams. Those of us that worked all the way to the finals could get more than that. I worked our All State Showcase USSSA event last Saturday, 6 games and the temp got into the low 100's.

I miss the WS...it was hard work and I would need a couple days to recover. But the time with my fellow "blues" was a treat!




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