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  1. Send it to Douglas. They will create a custom pad for you. It will be half as thin as what Wilson makes.
  2. Carlucci hand made everything. So he utilized the materials of the date and time. I doubt anyone was "faking" Carlucci's work. So I'm pretty sure they are authentic. I don't know if I would call them the best shins ever but they certainly hold their place high on the list of must have "unobtainable" gear. His gear is slowly becoming a unicorn like riddell powers.
  3. Looks like a power that had some custom padding made for it at some time. Maybe the guys at Douglas retrofitted it at some time.
  4. Regardless of the Mic....a warning is proper protocol.
  5. Here is a post that i made on this subject a few years back. The same logic applies today: I try to let the play dictate what mechanics to use. Remember that our safe mechanic has many meanings....."Safe", "No catch", "that's Nothing", "balls in play" etc. To everyone else, safe mechanic only looks like safe. So I try to use it only when the situation calls for it. - On DK3 I will give my swinging strike Mechanic (pointing strike mechanic) with arm extended. - If it is unclear to the off. or def. that the ball was dropped (i.e. short hop), i will also give a verbal "No Catch" - I take a read step right or left as needed to see the possible tag attempt. - If tag is made, I give my OUT mechanic. - If tag is attempted and missed, I will give the SAFE mechanic. - If no tag attempt is made, I will leave my right arm extended until runner steps out of the dirt circle then give.a casual "no catch" mechanic. Here are a few video clips from one of my recent games of the mechanics mentioned above.
  6. Maybe on a recreational field or high school field. But on a D1 field especially at the CWS, that technique won't fly.
  7. CWS

    Having a bad game doesn't make you a bad umpire...it just means you had a bad game....and I'd bet he (Greg) would be the first to tell you he had a bad game. And that alone is what separates good umpires from ones that sit back and criticize.
  8. You can rest assure the NCAA knows exactly what was said by coach and umpire. All umpires are mic'd up. I would not be surprised this doesn't get covered at the next NCAA meeting during the handling situations session. I don't know if this CWS umpire issued a formal warning or not, but in my discussions with conference coordinators, formal warnings, usually accompanied with verbal and visual indication of issued warning, are always 100% better than informal ones. It removes all doubt. I'm not saying that the coach here did or didn't do or say anything here that called for ejection. But visually you have a coach that "appears to be walking away" from the umpire, then gets run. The optics of these types of ejections don't favor the umpire especially if no formal warning had been issued.
  9. They should replace the Velcro, refurbish the pad foam and replace rivets if needed.
  10. Send it back to Douglas. They will refurbish it for you.
  11. Play at the plate... Discuss All rule codes OBR, NCAA, FED
  12. Here are the Top 2 of the power 6
  13. Didn't look like BR had made it to first yet.
  14. Check out the video at 0:38 sec.........Does anyone have RLI on that Play at first?
  15. Can someone post pictures of their davis polywools next to their Honigs Polywools? Maybe specifically a picture of the front and back belt loops? Thanks in advance