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  1. 5 points
    You can't put a number on a per day bases IMHO, it really all depends. I'll give you a quick math situation. No camp goes into business to lose money. However, no camp owner does a camp to make money/living by any means. Camper tuition $500 x 30 campers = 15k not bad right. ok now for camp cost - 6 staff members and 2 coordinators come to the camp. Staff fee $250 per day (d1 game fee average) 4 days = 1k. Staff air and lodging double occupancy = $400 staff perdiem/parking/bag fee/gas = $100. So 1.5k per staff = 9k. So 6k left. 2 coordinators lodging/air/perdiem = 600 per = 1.2k no stipend is given. 10.2k total so far... then you have camp shirts/stickers/hats/lanyards/thumb drives, etc... $20 per camper = $600. Conference room rental space = $400 as well as tech cost $800 (projectors, screen, video, gopros, camera, either rented or bought and chopped over 5 year cycle). 12k now. Staff shirts/hats/pull overs. 2 shirts 1 pull over 1 hat every 3 years.. with embrodery is 150 per staff. $900/3 = $300 per year. 12.3 then website hosting/ webdesign/llc cost = $800. So 13.1k and then we have paypals fee of 3% on the 15k = 450 + 20 per month service fee = $690. Giving us a grand total of 13.8k in cost. total net profit is 1.2k for a camp. So the question is would you run a camp for this much $$$? I'm surprised more camp owners don't charge a hell of alot more. But they want to cover cost to give back for the passion. So the real question should be what are you willing to give to gain the knowledge/skills/evaluations/network that they provide? If you want cheaper camps they are out there and they can be extremely good. I know when I went to my last camp I took 10 days off work went to both camps provided paid for a single room and the two day layover plus my airfare. Food all in was around $2k minus the ppl I lost out of my bank. But it changed my life and my career. Camps are an amazing vehicle to showcase both good and bad. They can give you honest feedback and make you look in a mirror really quickly. I come on here and I see guys talk about a $500 nike mask or 1k power, but no one invests. CEU are needed in every profession and even more so in ours. Good enough is not good enough! Put your foot on the gas and go get what you want. If its not at your local association then go outside of that. Go outside of your region, state, hell country if it means getting what you want and loving/learning the game. Expand the brotherhood and dont' put a pricetag on it! Ok I'll get off my soapbox now. So.... Yea.... it all depends. Your mileage may very.
  2. 4 points
    This video was produced by the Ryan Lemmon Foundation which is a huge supporter of high school baseball here in Orange County. They wanted to show the behind the scenes of high school umpires and their families. Great inside look of the brotherhood!
  3. 4 points
    Stopped by a junior umpires field today and he was wearing his hat backwards. I walked on to the field and Gibs slapped him. Problem solved.
  4. 3 points
    Makes it sound unusable. Damn shame. To prevent you from getting hurt in a game, I’ll take it off your hands. Just let me know
  5. 3 points
    I've gotten a few emails/messages the past few months who have noticed my absence and even recently through hurricane Florence. I am fine, actually I'm doing pretty damn well In February I started a new job, which I love to death, but it is extremely time consuming straight through virtually the entirety of baseball season. I am a Director of a water park near my home. It is an absolute blast! But as I said things start picking up here in April and run straight through September. I generally work 6/12 hr days and at peak times even more. The trade-off is October through March things run at a different pace. This year I worked 3 D-II games (Would have had a lot more but we had a lot of rain) And 3 HS Games. (Same story with the rain...) So there wasn't a lot of baseball for me this past season. I'm going to attempt to do more in 2019. As for hurricane Florence, I'm in Northeast NC. So it was a non-event for us. We have had a few flooding issues in the area as the rains make it downstream to the coast here, but when it made landfall we maybe got an inch of rain and a few high wind gusts. But I was very lucky, some earlier models had it initially making landfall not too far from here and we would be in the same situation our friends in the Wilmington area are going through now. I do thank those who reached out to me with their concern. I have some plans for the site (as I always do) but the difference is coming up shortly I will have the time to actually follow through. SO stay tuned.
  6. 3 points
    warnings are only as good as the person listening to them
  7. 3 points
  8. 3 points
    What I'm taking from this, is that we need to enlist the US Marines to make these for us.
  9. 2 points
    My local guy says he can do it with no problem and warrantys mask if any damage is done. He said he does mag wheels all the time
  10. 2 points
    Good no call. Leave it alone. There's nothing there. That being said...had he attempted to make another play, I think he would've gotten the call.
  11. 2 points
    it's a cut mag, you can see it ........
  12. 2 points
    Wanted to update my original post on this CP. I took another shot at getting it tightened up and was successful. I strapped it on and had my wife tighten up each strap and it now fits to a tee. Really love this CP.
  13. 2 points
    Can't remember if this was the one .... unless of course YOU had the gap cap put on that one .... story: easy ........ while working w/ Jeff Cook on one of my mods (my original 15" Douglas WV) .... I asked if he could do a gap-cap that wasn't a football (cup shaped) epaulet. I suggested to take the regular collar bone piece, trim it down and fit it for gap-cap protection. It was the same shape, pre formed , fit the space, but just needed to be trimmed...protective enough, but MUCH more streamline. He loved it and trimmed one up and sent me an email w/ a photo and thus .... there it is! "Thundercap!" LOL!
  14. 2 points
    Thanks to @tpatience for the reference and getting this sold! Lock it up please @Thunderheads.
  15. 2 points
    1st question, did the batter standing at home plate AT ALL hinder or impede the fielders? If so, and since he is just standing there when the play is happening, I would be inclined to rule in favor of the defense. I would have interference. Once F2 makes his throw, he no longer "owns the space he is in" baring that he does nothing to hinder or impede F2's throw. Once that happens, his one job in our eyes, is to get the hell out of the way.
  16. 2 points
    But the batter out happened when it was strike three and he never became a runner, thus the out at 3B never happened. Not the same. The play in question concerns a batter-runner.
  17. 2 points
    Hey, if a 10-year old kid can put on and wear a mask with his hat brim forward, you can too!! Heck, he even wears black. Navy is obsolete... everyone knows it.
  18. 2 points
    Well at some levels you HAVE to stand behind the catcher. It's a matter of survival. And you know that strap on the back of the catcher's chest protector? It also doubles as a handle... sort of a modified balloon chest protector.
  19. 2 points
  20. 2 points
    Oh please tell us you're kidding.
  21. 2 points
    Dremel and then sand down the edges
  22. 2 points
    How about now?
  23. 2 points
    The Douglas and wristbands are sold! Thanks @Stk004.
  24. 2 points
    especially since the visor is above the bill of your cap. It keeps the sun off of the bill of your cap, so the bill of your cap can keep the sun off of your glasses.
  25. 2 points
    Yes. Several others with these (jwclubbie for example) have also agreed to do so if we ever got access to a 3D printer with the capability. I'd seen the Shovels, but hadn't ever held one. I'm surprised at how different it feels than the Zett, Spyder and other throat guards. It has a unique feel and craftmanship.