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CWS Ump-cam

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Looks like the HP ump in tonight's Miami/Florida game has a camera in his mask.

Saw this on a AAA ump not too long ago.

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He was wearing one in the Virginia game too.  

Cool idea.

​Very cool. Although it does open him up to "commentary".  I think ESPN is doing a pretty good job of just using it as another perspective.

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​I would guess that it's part of the gig.  

​I would guess that they have a choice, but that most feel that it's "part of the gig" and say yes.

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I think it's kind of neat to be able to hear what the umpire is saying. 

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​I would guess that they have a choice, but that most feel that it's "part of the gig" and say yes.

​Not only that, but I'm sure that many of them would want the opportunity to do that. It's a cool perspective. 

 

Of course, there are plenty that wouldn't be a fan of it. 

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I've noticed the umpires wearing the Wilson titanium with the Wilson non-wrap around two tone pads

​I think this is the mask they have rigged with the camera. With all of the mask styles out there, I am guessing they are using 1 mask and sharing it at the WS.

It is a cool perspective, and the guy that I watched wearing it, stayed very steady. It showed that he was watching the ball with his eyes, and not moving.

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​I think this is the mask they have rigged with the camera. With all of the mask styles out there, I am guessing they are using 1 mask and sharing it at the WS.

It is a cool perspective, and the guy that I watched wearing it, stayed very steady. It showed that he was watching the ball with his eyes, and not moving.

​The plate ump in Vandy vs. TCU was wearing the mask, but no camera.  Maybe they are trying out the new masks.

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I doubt many umpires are trying out new masks at the CWS. Bad time to change things up. 

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Didn't see all the games but saw a good many of them, but I can only remember seeing it on various Wilson masks (titanium, original dyna-lite). Only one I remember not seeing it on was Perry Costello (multiple games, Champ. series game 1 included) and he wears the Diamond silver lightweight mask.

My thought is maybe the rig for the camera, looks like a sunshield with a camera in the middle, didn't fit into the upper part of the mask or didn't sit right with the hat or something along those lines. 

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I'd hate to wear one and have to listen to y'all give me crap about the camera giggling every pitch...haw

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