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About grk17

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    Financial Services
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    JV and Varsity High School, Travel, 16U
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  1. What chest protector are you using if you're not using the Riddell
  2. Sunglasses Polarized or No

    @Richvee, Just curious..... Since they have your prescription in them, do you wear the prizm's both during the day and at night or on low light cloudy days? Just wondering if the prizms are versatile enough to be worn both during the day and at night/low light.
  3. NB base shoes

    I really like the looks of these but I would think that the white on the bottom would get to looking pretty dirty pretty fast..... thoughts?
  4. Rakuten order

    Hey all, was looking around on Rakuten and I really want to pull the trigger on an order but I have some reservations. I found some other threads where members had positive things to say but I want to know if anyone has ever had a bad experience. Some things that concern me are: - bank account or credit card being flagged due to a purchase in Japanese Yen - receiving wrong item and not being able to return it or having to pay shipping back to Japan - shipping time... how long does shipping take - general anxiety about buying from a foreign website and having my info stolen or scammed thanks for your help and expertise
  5. Mizuno 2QA 122

    From my understanding, the 129 is the 122 except that the 129 has an integrated throat guard. Sort of like what Jeff Nelson wears.
  6. Mizuno 2QA 122

    Do you also have a 2qa-129? Thought I saw an older post where you mentioned that
  7. Tried to reach you on pm but your inbox is full so I hope that this public meassage doesn't creep you out. I read in a post a while back that you had a mizuno 2qa-129. Do you still have it and would you still be willing to sell it for the right price? If so what condition is it in? Thanks Again

  8. Hello from Kansas

    Not yet. Severe Thunderstorms yes. That is something I hope I never have to do
  9. Hello from Kansas

    Out in the rural western third of the state.
  10. Ebay Mizuno Masks

    Found one via PM.
  11. Ebay Mizuno Masks

    Has anyone ever ordered from this seller on Ebay? is it legit or is it a scam? I've always liked the Mizuno masks and am trying to find one. Also, the flip side of the coin is I would like to see if anyone here has a Mizuno mask they would be willing to part with for the right price. Let me know if you have one and would be willing to make some money from it. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mizuno-PRO-Japan-Baseball-Umpire-Catchar-Mask-with-Throat-Guard-2QA129-Black-/222292626522?hash=item33c1ac4c5a:g:CYQAAOSwOVpXWRZz Thanks
  12. Hello from Kansas

    All, I have been browsing this site for about two years now and I finally decided to register a profile. I first began umpiring for some local youth leagues when I was 14 years old and seven years later, here I am. After progressing through the umpire ranks in youth leagues, I became fascinated by the intricacies of the rulebook and I have a thirst to learn more each day. I have found that when I watch baseball games on TV, I watch the umpires just as much, if not more than I watch the players and the action. The year after I graduated High School, I decided to make the jump into umpiring high school ball and I fell in love with it. I was fortunate enough to befriend an experienced veteran who once umpired in triple-A. He had the dream of making it to the MLB but some health problems derailed his career. After being away from the game for several years, he then decided to get back into doing some high school ball, which is where I met him. I was fortunate enough to work with him for a season before he retired for good. I have learned so much from this site and I continue to learn from it each time I visit. I have asked guest questions (some of them were rather stupid as I think back on them) but nevertheless, experienced umpires always answered with professionalism. I hope to continue learning from this amazing site.