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We've all seen Fittske's Human Umpire Logo pic:

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What I would like to highlight is his use of the Majestic Therma Base pullover under the coat and over the chest protector.

Now, as clean and cool as that looks, why in hell do these guys go out there with their CPs exposed under the coat? It looks ridiculous normally, but today, it hit a new low: Larry Vanover is working the Nats/Mets game wearing his Riddell Power exposed. That's not the problem. The problem is that he's wearing his exposed Riddell with friggin' duct tape over the Riddell logo! Honest!

I know that contractually, all they can bear is the Wilson W, but how preposterous is that Vanover technique? Can he look any more classless? Wow!

And why is it that these guys consider it taboo to wear something over their CP? Take a good look at Fittske! Tell me that doesn't look too cool.

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The only taste that some of these guys have is in their mouth.

Looks aside, the feel of the coat gliding over a smooth shirt, as opposed to hanging up on the c/p, is wonderful. It really makes all the difference.

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How much is he getting paid to not cover it up so people know what he wears logo taped or not...all about the dollar not the look

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We've all seen Fittske's Human Umpire Logo pic:

PlateCoat.jpg

Take a good look at Fittske! Tell me that doesn't look too cool.

His Thumbs are not the same!

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How much is he getting paid to not cover it up so people know what he wears logo taped or not...all about the dollar not the look

I'll assume you're not joking.

How could he possibly get paid a dime by a company that no longer even makes the product he's wearing?

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I'll assume you're not joking.

How could he possibly get paid a dime by a company that no longer even makes the product he's wearing?

Are they required to cover/black out any other logos or just recommended to?

The reason I ask is because there are a number of guys whose CPs still clearly show the Riddell logo

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Just because they do not make that currently does not mean they still don't want their name out there to move gear and fan shop stuff. Why would he still wear it instead of other stuff he will get for free or paid to wear?

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You need to come up with another premise.

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The MLB guys that I've talk to have told me they get zero endorsement dollars. All they get is some free gear. Now, maybe things changed with their last contract. Man, is that dumb. For all the TV exposure, they get squat.

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MLB exploiting umpires... that's a shocker.

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The MLB guys that I've talk to have told me they get zero endorsement dollars. All they get is some free gear. Now, maybe things changed with their last contract. Man, is that dumb. For all the TV exposure, they get squat.

Umpires shouldn't be getting paid for the gear they wear on TV. Oddly enough, I support it completely.

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I'm warming up to the idea kyle - what kind of shirt?

I know I've said this before but I can't get this image out of my head...herman_header.jpg

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I'm warming up to the idea kyle - what kind of shirt?

I know I've said this before but I can't get this image out of my head...herman_header.jpg

Priceless!!!

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Here ya go...

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Forgot to add - Fittske, you look like a million bucks my friend!

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Well at least he isn't getting his duct tape the same place my daughter does...

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Looks even worse with no mask on, doesnt it?

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Heres a funny pic of Rapuano covering up a Wilson logo

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What kind of shirt would you recommend to wear under a plate coat but over your cp.

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MLB exploiting umpires... that's a shocker.

hey kevin,,,, dont feel too sorry for the major league umps...they have the best job security out there...they have a four man system so they arent over exerting themselves too much...yes they have pressure and umpire at the highest level...but....first year ump makes 125k year and they guys with the most seniority make 350k per year...also they get 265 bucks a day travel expense.....so of if they dont get paid to wear equipment they are doing alright lol.... beats the 70-120 bucks a game i make lololol....have a great season

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We've all seen Fittske's Human Umpire Logo pic:

PlateCoat.jpg

This is actually the first time I have seen this. However it is a rock'n pic. Glad he let me use the shadowed version of this photo for my avatar.

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Here ya go...

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Forgot to add - Fittske, you look like a million bucks my friend!

THANK YOU!

For the picture of Vanover and his ridiculous Riddell.

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Leave it up to my man KFINN to see this. As I was waiting for the SWMBO to come home so we could run a few quick errands, I too turned on MLB Network and said .... WTF ?!?! :D

Guys, .... if the MLB guys DON'T wear Wilson, they must cover the logo because Wilson is the contracted equipment source for MLB umpires :jerkit: ......but I digress....

@umpire cordova:

Re-read the thread, ..... you can rock a turtleneck, and mock turtle, or what Fittske is wearing, ...a Majestic Therma Base Pullover...I believe he's rocking this one:

http://www.baseballs...45/refScid/1085

And by the way ....

I must admit, every time I see that pic of Fittske, I get a little teary eyed!!! :D

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Leave it up to my man KFINN to see this. As I was waiting for the <acronym title='She who must be obeyed'>SWMBO</acronym> to come home so we could run a few quick errands, I too turned on MLB Network and said .... WTF ?!?! :D

Guys, .... if the MLB guys DON'T wear Wilson, they must cover the logo because Wilson is the contracted equipment source for MLB umpires :jerkit: ......but I digress....

@umpire cordova:

Re-read the thread, ..... you can rock a turtleneck, and mock turtle, or what Fittske is wearing, ...a Majestic Therma Base Pullover...I believe he's rocking this one:

http://www.baseballs...45/refScid/1085

And by the way ....

I must admit, every time I see that pic of Fittske, I get a little teary eyed!!! :D

That is the one.... It works so well with the chest protector it's almost like it was made for it.

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Forgot to add - Fittske, you look like a million bucks my friend!

Thanks for the compliment my friend!

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That is a good look and is much cleaner than the exposed protector.

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Leave it up to my man KFINN to see this. As I was waiting for the <acronym title='She who must be obeyed'>SWMBO</acronym> to come home so we could run a few quick errands, I too turned on MLB Network and said .... WTF ?!?! :D

Guys, .... if the MLB guys DON'T wear Wilson, they must cover the logo because Wilson is the contracted equipment source for MLB umpires :jerkit: ......but I digress....

@umpire cordova:

Re-read the thread, ..... you can rock a turtleneck, and mock turtle, or what Fittske is wearing, ...a Majestic Therma Base Pullover...I believe he's rocking this one:

http://www.baseballs...45/refScid/1085

And by the way ....

I must admit, every time I see that pic of Fittske, I get a little teary eyed!!! :D

That is the one.... It works so well with the chest protector it's almost like it was made for it.

KFINN / Fittske .....

I'm assuming there are MANY other uses for that pullover too! ;)

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