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  • How did you hear about Umpire-Empire?
  1. Well that's odd, because we've been getting glowing reports for the last couple of months about them.
  2. I know a few guys going back to WP this year. I know the "the guy" out West, and will probably see him this weekend. I'll work my connections, Jim.
  3. I've been wearing the UA turf shoes for years. On the field, and even in Paris.
  4. Honig's is on life support, and it's time to put them out of our misery. You need to find a way to be the new official supplier to Little League for 2018. Yeah, I'm not going to stop harping on this. Smitty needs to put their logo on their new golf pants (back, right hip for best visibility), and they need to be on ESPN/ABC live from Williamsport, so the largest umpire group on the planet will see them. They also need come up with a new jersey design or two, exclusively for LL. Oh, and you need to be the exclusive retailer. Signed, Every Little League umpire on Earth.
  5. Long after the money is spent, you never regret buying the best. Lots of great advice, but it's all rather pointless unless the rig fits you. Fit is critical, and what works for me, or others, may not work for you. So, I'd go the ump-attire route, with their superior return policy. p.s. I like the All Star System 7.
  6. A six pack and a gun.
  7. Those are all good, stout choices, that will protect you well at all levels. But let me ask you. Is there any piece that doesn't fit you well? Fit is so often overlooked, but I'd start there. Do you have an upgraded harness for the P210? Smitty golf pants? Tights?
  8. San Diego
  9. Mine are starting to slightly fade to a hazy black, or dark gray. The mesh it easy to clean. Easier than I thought. Brush, Dawn, in my utility sink. A brush to the soles, and then a wipe down, and air dry. I'm not convinced on their longevity. Time will tell. I do wish they had a better toe. I'd trade off the extra weight for a metal toe. I've only taken a couple fouls off the shoes this season, and none of the nasty enough to really test them.
  10. With that stance, most folks have a lot of neck exposed, and a guard dangling off the end of a HSM may not offer much real protection. Try this: Get your helmet and chest protector. Drop into your stance, and have someone take a picture of you from the side. Then you can make an educated choice.
  11. Two more observations. The base pants have either a high waist, or a long crotch. And the legs are a bit too wide. Think the belt loops need to rotate a bit more toward the front, at least on the 36". Little stuff, to be sure, as I still think these are the new benchmark. It will be interesting to see how Honig's and Gerry Davis respond to this.
  12. I haven't seen any marks. I do put them in the dryer inside out, a habit I started with my polywools years ago. I do think the legs are pretty wide on base pants, but haven't had an issue with the plates. I'm going to divest in my polywools this Fall, and get another set of the golf pants.
  13. It's gotta be natural fellas. No need for searchin' for 'em.
  14. The new Smitty golf pants have 6 belt loops, and the ones at 3 and 9 o'clock are just a hair behind the side seam, and that seem just about perfect for me. My Honig's bags sit right, and have a natural reach down for balls.