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KenBAZ

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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
  16. I'll tell the 1st Base coach that unless he wants me to start waving his runners around he'll need to stop using umpire signals. Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk
  17. I corrected another kid last night. He was in the hybrid stance for his wind-up. Once a runner reached third I called the DHC out and told him we were trying to clean this up. I gathered that the kid had been told previously from what the coach told the kid. After the game my partner who is also an experienced umpire said he probably wouldn't have bothered with it since we knew he intended to wind-up. Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk
  18. Guys: I interpreted the OP as F1 shaking off or asking for a new sign with his empty throwing hand. Not something I'd judge as the start of his motion. Sounds like a Jr. High parent who knows just enough of the rules to be dangerous. Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk
  19. Meanwhile, Max and I are almost halfway into our HS season. I had a snappy 2-0 game last night and a couple more good program games scheduled for the next two days. Check back with us in July when we'll be crying. Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk
  20. Last summer a kid I'd coached as a 10u came out as the HC for a college summer league team. That got me thinking for sure. But not about retiring, I was wondering how he got so much older when I hadn't aged at all. [emoji6] Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk
  21. Thanks for posting this video. Many on this site have encouraged others to call strikes on "boarderline" pitches. I try and establish my zone right from the start and let the teams adjust to it without apologies. I also encourage my catchers to help me by keeping strikes looking like strikes. Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk
  22. Of course, I've done hundreds of plates with it. Never a problem. I wear both the clavicle pad and the lower abdominal attachment. Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk
  23. I've been working HS, Men's Leagues and College summer ball with the Force 3 V1 with no problems. Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk
  24. I have multiple sets of gear. I end up using my Force 3 shins every game. In fact I got two sets so I never had to wear anything else. I also have a Force 3 CP and a West Vest Gold. I much prefer the Force 3. Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk
  25. My most recent Ex-SWMBO didn't appreciate me working 400-500+ games a year. Working on a new SWMBO and a, (slightly), reduced schedule. Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk