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Everything posted by Thunderheads

  1. Transaction Experience Thread

    All, It has come to our attention that there are a fair amount of transactions that take place between us U-E members. In an effort to improve the site and make everyone involved more comfortable, I am creating this thread (sticky) within the Buy, Sell, Trade forum where U-E members can mention their good transaction experiences, and, just in case, their NOT so good experiences. In the situation you do have a poor, or less desireable transaction, please be fair. No name calling, no embellishing, period! This is your warning. Good transactions should be mentioned as such, ....(think eBay): good communication, fast payment, equipment in good condition, etc, etc. If you'd simply like to start out by stating the members in which you've had good expereince with, you can list them, this way eveyone can see all at once, it's up to you. I have been on different forums that use a thread like this and it can be very helpful to people who are purchasing or selling something for the first time. If you have any questions, PM me. BE FAIR, BE NICE I will start: GOOD TRANSACTIONS WITH: Jocko Conlon FranklinT JaxRolo Slo8140 If I've forgotten someone, let me know, I'll add you
  2. Super shiny Wilson, Nike, or All-Star

    which reminds me Stu ........ what I meant to say is ........ I don't think the MAG pads even go onto the Standard FM4000
  3. Super shiny Wilson, Nike, or All-Star

    Thanks as always Max! I don't believe those MAG pads fit on anything else either, and as for a request for 'anything' umpires from All-Star ..... good luck
  4. Super shiny Wilson, Nike, or All-Star

    FM4000 MAG, yes indeed
  5. Navy or black Zett ??

    Or of course the elusive shovel? Anyone have a beat on either one of these? Please send me a personal message ......thank you Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  6. Navy or black Zett ??

    I knew that , thanks .........trying to avoid $30 and coming from Japan though ......
  7. Navy or black Zett ??

    Trying to get one![emoji16] Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  8. YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO POST / INQUIRE ABOUT SOLICITING TEAMS FOR COOPERSTOWN IN THIS SECTION! SEE RULE NUMBER 6 ABOVE! 6. Posts advertising for a team or umpire in other sections of the site will be deleted.
  9. I don't get this interpretation

    Correct, Rich ... at least, I see it that way as well. FED and NCAA want a safe call on the Varitek play. Someone correct us if we're wrong
  10. Thanks Scott. Concur ....I tried on the XL (which I usually order) at the Doane Camp in Grand Rapids, MI this past weekend and there's PLENTY of room for CP , so Smitty sized them for equipment no doubt. Size down for bases, and ...to be honest, you could probably get your CP under this thing sizing down as well. Cut generous. @Scott K - thanks and check your email
  11. Bragging a little bit...

    VERY NICE!!!!!!!!!
  12. Douglas Custom Gear

    It does.....it's more like the wilson gold gap protection! Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  13. baseball

    but within the confines of the dugout itself, that's ok (if I remember correctly)
  14. This topic is new to the Free for All forum, and was inspired by @JaxRolo 's "Good Morning" thread. This thread has picked up steam and has featured photos of peoples mornings, sunrises, etc. The other day, I received a PM from @Rulekeep with the idea to have a PHOTOGRAPHY thread where we can post photos that we're proud of, regardless of the subject matter. I discussed this with Warren, and ...here we go! With Warren having the "GALLERY" which is typically umpire related, .... let's try to keep this section separate from umpire stuff. Warren's caveat: All photos and posts within this thread are subject to all rules and regulations of Umpire-Empire. Photos can be deleted/taken down at the moderators/administrators discretion if warranted. Please enjoy! Looking forward to great photos!
  15. Tips for Having a Great Plate Meeting

    oh ..absolutely!! I think we're in VIOLENT agreement!
  16. Tips for Having a Great Plate Meeting

    great tips and video ... However, I have one small comment (it's my personal opinion) ... Having the base umpire stand there like a statue I feel is a little silly (not directed at Warren as I've heard this before). I personally like to finish my meeting by saying right before "Ok John, can you walk us around for the ground rules"? ... is this: "Mike, am I missing anything?" It allows just a touch of banter, and will appear that we're a 'team' working together, making sure we've covered everything Just my .02
  17. Masks

  18. Hi all ... just wanted to know if anyone else aside from me, @UmpJeff and @Jeff C. are going to the Bruce Doane Camp in Grand Rapids, Feb 2nd and 3rd? If so, we should meet after the Friday evening session!
  19. Your Umpiring New Years Resolutions

    Pause Read React - Concur! Timing - Again, ....I concur w/ Warren! BALANCE! THIS IS HUGE! I started doing this last year by taking an additional day off during the week. This will be my second year doing so, and it DOES HELP tremendously! I have Tuesday, and Friday's off during HS season (of course no games on Sunday). I actually believe that the balance makes you a better umpire! Improve - Attending a different camp this year in Grand Rapids, MI
  20. Masks

    psychological effect? No .... one mask is light, the other is considerably heavier. That's 'physics'
  21. Original West Vest padding

    M/L size....Needs to be cleaned and has a small tear but still functional and could work on a second/ back up chest protector. Make me an offer via PM! Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  22. Reebok Field Magistrate plate shoes?

    The "Shamu" reference was to the very first iteration of those shoes .....the ones pictures are the 2nd version w/ the stripes much more low-key
  23. Adidas Base Shoes

    I don't see any mesh....So off Jim says out takes a great shine, then you'd have to assume that cleaning is easy [emoji16] Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  24. Selling a call

    that explains the mudiness on my headset