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KenBAZ

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About KenBAZ

  • Birthday 06/27/1957

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Chandler, AZ

More information about you

  • Your Association Name
    AIA
  • Types/Levels of Baseball called
    HS, Men's, Youth
  • How did you hear about Umpire-Empire?
    ABUA (umpire.org)

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  1. Sweet set up! Please post a picture. Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk
  2. Only the Yankee fans object to me sitting in my lucky chair when I'm in A. Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk
  3. I loved the Force3 shins so much I ordered a 2nd pair as my backup so I never had to wear anything else. Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk
  4. Important for the PU here to let his partner know, "I'm in the line", so BU can be prepared to help with the tag up. On appeal by the defense, both umpires should make eye contact to be clear who is going to rule on the appeal. Normally the signal is a tap on the chest by the PU that he saw the tag up and is prepared to make the call on the appeal. Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk
  5. Two black Ump-Attire XL zipper pocket bags for every game every level. Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk
  6. @maineump where are you man? You​'ve got my back on this right? Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk
  7. I had to laugh this weekend as I had a plate for a program I've worked for a lot the past few years. I balled a pitch just outside​ my zone and heard from their dugout, "come on Ken, that's a strike in your world". Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk
  8. No, jock, cup, shoes, shins, lace your belt through your ball bags then pull your pants over your shoes and shins. I also lay down my mat open my lucky Red Sox lawn chair, lay out all my gear and put my valet key into the drink holder on the chair. Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk
  9. Anyone else "lace" their plate pants with their ball bags prior to pulling them on over their shoes and shins? Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk
  10. How was your pregame? Did he seem to know what to do? Any idea what his motivation is? In any case what you can control is the example you set. Hustle, signal and take your rotations, communicate. Be the very best you can be and it's bound to have an effect on his behavior. Good luck, don't let coaches divide you from your partner no matter what. Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk
  11. AZ: Yes Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk
  12. Your talking to me. I wear a beanie like you discribed not to keep the top of the helmet from rubbing but to keep from getting sun burned. Even at night I wear a beanie or a bike hat because my helmets seem to fit better. The Force3 is much tighter then my Wilson Shock2's. You might try softening the big chin pad on the Force3 to loosen things up a bit. Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk
  13. One thing I'd comment on is the notion that you are safer doing kids games. Yes, the velocities involved are a lot less but you'll get hit many more times in youth ball then in HS or decent level men's league ball. You have to worry about thrown bats, balls off screens and poor catchers. I wish you the very best, I was happy to see you made the minor investment in a throat guard. Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk
  14. Good point Maven I shouldn't just throw this out without the context you mention. I have had the exact discussion I joked about above with coaches who know me and who would take it as a friendly reminder not to get too carried away. Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk
  15. Bruised a meniscus stepping in a hole in the batter's box. Finished the game then was on crutches and in an immobilzation brace for three weeks. Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk