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About Catch18

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  1. ^^^^This. Also, here's an oldie, but a a goodie that should help: use the rules to get you out of trouble, not get you into trouble. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. Lol...looks like you took him up on his offer to get off the bucket....[emoji23][emoji23][emoji23][emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. A lot of times kids can/do get under our skin. To me, it sounds like you spent 10 minutes to many worried what this kid thought. Be honest about what you see, make the call, and move on. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Hello and welcome! Just a couple of thoughts for you....depending on what you want to get out of umpiring, set some goals for yourself--realistic, yet challenging. Maybe move up to varsity in a couple of years, attend some clinics, get a mentor, pro school, etc. Work any game that you can get your hands on (SWMBO of course)....and don't dump a "lower" game to chase a "higher" level--honor your assignments. Those higher games will come. And always go for working the plate. Yes, take breaks from working the plate when needed, but a considerable majority of umpiring skill is learned @ the dish. Read the rule book. Games are not won/lost on balls/strikes, safe/out, catch/no catch. Yes it's important to have these skills, but often it's the misapplication of the rules. Even 1 hour a day to memorize and also comprehend goes a long way. Good luck and good baseball to you!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Great transaction with Acpar72. Quick communication and item described and delivered as expected. Thanks! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. I'd say just check eBay daily, amazon too probably. Also the buy/sell/trade on here was VERY helpful. Good luck to you.
  7. Great find! I've been on eBay for over a month....13, 15, 16....finally! I think 13.5 will do. Thanks everyone for the help.
  8. @gnhbua93 please Email me at Thanks!
  9. Long shot here probably, but anyone have/can locate Reebok's Field Magistrate II plate shoes? Apparently discontinued and I've been searching for months. Size 14 needed, low- or mid-cut is fine. Thanks and appreciate any help.
  10. For a post 4 years old, this will prob be like trying to catch lightning in a there any hope you never sold these shoes and they're tucked away nicely in a closet ready to be sold?????