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  1. 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. - OnDK3I 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.
  2. Under the Plate Coat

    I personally like this look....
  3. Gerry Davis poly wools

    Can someone post pictures of the Davis pants next to honig's pants?
  4. Smitty Convertible Umpire Jacket

    Certainly with it as you please.
  5. Smitty Convertible Umpire Jacket

    I had the chance to connect with Jim at this weekends NCAA clinic in Nashville where he had the Smitty pullovers available for try on in sizes S,M,L. In the Majestic I wear a size M, which fits me slightly big. The Smitty size M was a perfect fit. The arm pit measurement of the smitty was about 24" (pit to pit) and the majestic measures 25" for the same measurement. The smitty M also in my opinion had slightly shorter sleeve length which for me was a perfect fit. It is definitely sized for the plate so If you are ordering it just to wear on the bases. I would size down from your base shirt size. Thanks again @JimKirkfor showing A+ customer service!
  6. Smitty Convertible Umpire Jacket

    Thanks Jim!
  7. No More Plate Coats?

    How much did it cost you?
  8. Smitty Convertible Umpire Jacket

    Jim, Can you being a few of these to Nashville? Preferably a size S, M, and L? This would be a good chance to check out the sizing.
  9. An umpire's perspective on Star Wars

    These shirts seem to be pretty good. I ordered both a long sleeve and a short sleeve and the quality seems to beconsistent.
  10. An umpire's perspective on Star Wars

    Hey! just passing along a good thing..... :)
  11. Umpires Eject Cancer Campaign

    If you are interested in these two shirts they are available for 9 more hours. (at the time of this post)
  12. Umpires Eject Cancer Campaign

    I know some of you could care less about supporting the pink cause, but for those that do, here is an umpire t-shirt available onTeespring that supports breast cancer research. I reached out to the owner to find out how much is being donated and the reply wasbased on the amount of shirts sold the seller will be donating20%-50% of the profits. I have been pubing this shirt of FB so some of you have probably seen it. If you are interested in ordering, see the link below. The seller also has a pretty cool "Umpire Strikes Back" that is available. Me being a Star Wars fan...i had to get 2 of these! One long sleeve and a short sleeve! lol ***FYI....both shirts are only available for the next 5 days.***
  13. Chest Protector Covering

    Do something like this.....
  14. PU covers 1B

    This is alwaysthe BU's play back into first (in a 2-man system). BU should be reading the BR as well as having an understanding where the fielders and the ball is. If the BR makes a hard turn, the BU should be prepared to take the BR into 2nd. If the BR slams on breaks and there is a play back into 1st, the BU should drop step back in the direction of 1st and stop in the cut out for the play. This type of play is exactly why we don't"stare down" batter runner touches of first. If the BU is simply looking for the touch and only watching the runner, the BU may miss the backdoor play.
  15. Who says i'm going to update it? :-)