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Everything posted by BrianC14

  1. New Balance Plate Shoes

    Just placed an order for the New Balance MU460 plate shoes. I thought sure that I could squeeze another season out of the original NB 450s, but it's just not possible, as my toes are still swollen 24 hours later from yesterday's game. As information, I ordered from www.ump-attire.com and I will be happy to report back with my review, both here and at Ump-Attire. Looking forward to some comfort !
  2. Sunglasses Polarized or No

    https://maxxsunglasses.com/collections/maxx-classic-collection/products/domain-classic $20. I used to use the Oakley Flak Jacket ($130) until they broke. Now, these are the only ones I'll wear.
  3. When is it time to hang it up?

    Health: good to excellent overall, though more recently, it takes longer to recuperate from what used to be aches and pains that I could ignore. This past season I was finding myself reaching for the ibuprofen before AND after games. I incurred an injury to my toe that I got during a clinic, and it still hasn't healed after two weeks. Age: Not getting any younger; next one is the big 6-Oh. (But I hear some folks saying that 60 is the new 40... or was that the other way around)? Interest: I don't think I'd ever not be interested. The problem is the political atmosphere where I am. Other priorities: Family and job, which will always have to come first. College in looming for the only child in about 4.5 years. I see your point though; of course it is up to the wants and needs of the individual, just wondering about input from others in a similar point in life, etc.
  4. New Feature - Member Map

    I was looking for a decent-sized crater on Mars. Not on this map.
  5. Seeds

    Sunflower seeds. Who has them when working the bases? (Indulge me.... it's the end of summer season and I'm bored).
  6. Ken: question for you: when you were hit and the cage bent above the eyebrow.... what were the results? Concussion or no ?
  7. The original Shock in titanium was $250. Re: the bend in @KenBAZ's cage: interesting.... exactly where the cage on mine bent, some years ago. Wilson sent a replacement (first steel, which I questioned them about, and they followed with the titanium, and let me keep the steel). This was circa 2008. Nice look on the repair / refinish job. Is that titanium or steel ?
  8. Insect repellent

    Almost no mosquitoes or black flies where I am. Haven't used bug spray in years.
  9. Insect repellent

    Do what the Maine lumberjacks did: eat a lot of garlic.
  10. Looking to buy 2017/2018 NCAA rule book - hard copy. Yes, I know I could order one directly from NCAA, but the only shipping choices they offer start at nearly $13.... and up to $56 ( ) , via Fedex. Not sure why they don't offer reasonable rates via USPS. PM me if you would, please.
  11. WTB: 2017/2018 NCAA Rule Book

    @Thunderheads lock it, please. My thanks to @Varsity07.
  12. Hunter W leaves game

    Re: boldface highlight: agreed, though he stayed in and finished the inning (one more batter, I believe), but that may also be due to the fact that concussion symptoms are often a bit delayed. He may have felt good to go after the trainer made his check on him, and then within a few more minutes,.... not so much. But yes, no sense hanging around and adding to the risk. And just my $0.02 on this, describing the warm up pitch as "errant".... I didn't think it was all that far off the mark (that's why they get warm-up pitches, right?) but check out how late F2 gets his mitt up there. Lazy.
  13. Ebay finds

    With a winning (and only) bid of $9.99 ! In size XXXL. Hmmm.... the same seller has an older black version as well.
  14. Hunter W leaves game

    Includes GIF of the warmup pitch. http://www.masslive.com/redsox/index.ssf/2017/08/umpire_hunter_wendelstedt_leav.html
  15. I used these for just one game this year. They are in 'as new' condition. Size: 10.5 D width Price: $125, includes shipping in the original box. Regular retail price is $149.
  16. @Thunderheads please lock this. Thanks.
  17. There it is !!! I love the expression of the kid in the background. Great stuff.
  18. Yes, he was, he went by the name " The Hatchet".
  19. Seeds

    "With all due respect sir, you're beginning to bore the hell out of me." - Clint Eastwood as Gunny Tom Highway in "Heartbreak Ridge"
  20. RLI Called in LLWS Regional Maryland vs DC

    [Yes, he WOULD have been legal, but the issue arose for BR when he was never in the lane.
  21. RLI Called in LLWS Regional Maryland vs DC

    The throw in the OP was right to F3, and catchable. That is, until BR ran into F3 (first contact was with his mitt).
  22. Pic 1: Up close and personal with Earl Weaver. Pic 2: Check out that mask! Somewhere I have a pic of Ken Kaiser picking up a fan in Boston who had fallen over the fence near home plate while trying to grab a foul ball. Has anyone else seen that ?
  23. RLI Called in LLWS Regional Maryland vs DC

    And the emphasis I made in red makes the OP a wholly different situation from the Sit. 19 here.