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  1. 1 point
    If anyone has the Nike mask pads at a discount, I'll buy them. @BRUMP, if anyone replies to me, I'll get back to you.
  2. 1 point
    I don't mean to bash this new F3 guard, but I think I like the looks of the Spyder/Spider (sp?) more.
  3. 1 point
    Courtesy of AA (see above)
  4. 1 point
    I got this great new pair last fall..........been wearing them for HS ball. Lightweight, the most comfortable leg guards I've had. Oh wait, they are Force3. Did someone already mention that?
  5. 1 point
    I don’t know if anyone’s mentioned them, but I’d go with the force 3.
  6. 1 point
    How dare I what, friend? What you do is akin to lopping the roof off a DeLorean (goodbye gullwing doors!) just so you can have a convertible. Barbarian!
  7. 1 point
    I don't need stock. I just need them to stay in business.
  8. 1 point
    Think we could get company stock for the amount of pumping we give these and the mask?
  9. 1 point
    I’m not disagreeing with the call, the only thing I don’t like is your partner putting the balls on the plate and saying “that’s the game,” without talking to you or getting everyone back in the dugout. Such a momentous decision shouldn’t have been made without a crew consultation. IMHO, you guys should have gotten everyone back in the dugouts, then spoken to one another and confirmed that the game needed to be terminated, and then called both head coaches to home plate and tell them your decision. Announcing that decision before everyone is back in the dugout could be like throwing a match on a keg of gasoline...only instead of going after each other, both teams could go apeSH*# at the umpires. Remember, the testosterone is off the charts. Get everyone out of there first, talk to each other, then handle business.
  10. 1 point
    You can thank us later: https://www.ump-attire.com/Baseball-Umpire-Equipment/Gear-Footwear/Shin-Guards/F3-LG_Force3-Ultimate-Umpire-Shin-Guards
  11. 1 point
    I don't often actually look at mine, but I use one anyway in case there's a lengthy delay between pitches (say, an injury) so that there's no chance of losing the count.
  12. 1 point
    If they don't back you up on this, screw them. It's literally in black and white in the NFHS book that if you leave the bench area/dugout to participate in a fight/confrontation, you are subject to ejection. "-p. leave their positions or bench area for the purpose of fighting or physical confrontation. PENALTY: The umpire shall eject the offender from the game..." This is why state associations are a meme...
  13. 1 point
    Try a spray of a silicone based lubricant. WD-40 will work in a pinch.
  14. 1 point
    UTA ( formerly TUS) teaches to stay in your normal starting position. If asked to move by a fielder, move left or right as needed. You can find this information in the bases loaded section (part 2 expanded version) of the MiLB Manual for the Two-Umpire System.
  15. 1 point
    I don't question your actions at all. And not making a report? No way I'd agree to that. I'm not advocating a report for every player, but definitely one on F2, and then an overall report detailing the actions after what he did. Be clear that players left the dugout and their positions, no other MC or fighting was observed, and all were ejected for violating 3-3-1p. Thus, there were not enough players to continue the game (4-4-1f) on both sides, so the game was called. Leave it up to the state association to decide what to do now.
  16. 1 point
    I don't think it's bad - I just don't like it as well as the spyder I have on mine.
  17. 1 point
    As long as you don't kill it before you know it's lodged. Go out, check the situation, then kill it if needed.
  18. 1 point
    Mr. Mad Mike, the answer to your question can be found in the dead ball table in rule 5 of the 2018 NFHS Rule Book. If you go to item number 12 in the Ball Dead Immediately table you will find that the award for the batted ball lodging in the fence is “Award all runners two bases from base occupied at time of pitch.” It is the same ruling under OBR. See 2019 rule 5.06(b)(4)(F).
  19. 1 point
    On average he had the correct number of stops
  20. 1 point
    at least it's not as prevalent as a big @$$ yellow W
  21. 1 point
    Now, this comment stirs up a creative thought. If I had the ability to custom-make a throat guard for each umpire. Like above, instead of F3 it would have your initials!
  22. 1 point
    Awesome mask. Recommend the con cushion pad from Gerry Davis.
  23. 1 point
    Why would the first baseman wear that? Feel free to edit so my post will not make sense and I'll delete it.
  24. 1 point
    I take dibs on trying to get back down to a 36" waist........
  25. 0 points
    I wish... in So Cal for JV and below, 2.5hr no new inning...