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JSam21 last won the day on October 12

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About JSam21

  • Birthday 04/27/1981

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  • Location
    St. Louis, MO

More information about you

  • Your Association Name
    Midwest Umpire's Association MSHSAA and IHSA
  • Occupation
    Warehouse Clerk
  • Types/Levels of Baseball called
    High School, Legion, Club, College
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  1. Keeping shoes white

    I use the Worlds Best Glass Cleaner and a scrub brush. I also use neutral shoe polish to shine them up.
  2. American Legion Rule Changes

    I wonder how this will effect game fees now...
  3. Weight Loss Group

    So about a month in... I've been wearing size 46 pants... For Ss and Gs I pulled out a pair of 42s yesterday... Fit without a problem.
  4. I'm guessing that he will use the old... Well that's making a travesty of the game by sitting on the bases.
  5. Unorthodox rotation situation

    Do you mean after he rounded 2nd?
  6. Weight Loss Group

    I’ve been under 1800 cals for most days since I’ve started... I’ve yet to get on a scale but I can already tell that I’m losing weight. I’m almost in need of a new belt. Ive been doing a boot camp once a week which kick starts the weight loss.
  7. Lightweight jacket suggestions?

    So you’re looking for a lightweight long sleeve? Or will a short sleeve work too?
  8. Champro Equipment Bag

    What would shipping be to 63011?
  9. Weight Loss Group

    So coming out of the Mid-American Umpire Clinic, the biggest thing on my evals was Appearance/Weight that was going to keep me from college baseball. So I've made myself a goal of losing 50 lbs in the next 6 months. I do have a gym membership and have began to track my caloric intake with My Fitness Pal, trying to keep it between 1800-2000/day. What other steps would you guys suggest? Money is fairly tight for me so the $100+ a month supplement stacks are out for me. Also wanted to use this as kind of a support group for guys that are also trying to slim down for umpiring. Keep motivating each other and pushing each other to keep going.
  10. Guys... if you are in the Midwest... you are doing yourself a disservice if you don't attend this clinic. Honestly it was one of the best learning experiences I've had. Definitely was a lightbulb moment for me. It was also incredibly fun to be around so many guys who are passionate about the craft. I'm penciling in a return for 2018
  11. Missed the play

    The response I hear a lot of the time is, "If there is an over throw then I need to be at the plate." My response is always, We don't need to be in position to call a play that could happen when we have a play right now. Get up the line and work.
  12. Ebay finds

  13. Catcher not in control of mask

    Move... Stay clear of the throwing side of the catcher and don't look up at the ball. Just watch the catcher. I've never been hit with a mask.
  14. Sam is a story teller... I used to listen to his podcast, Effectively Wild... It looked at baseball in a different way.