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Stan W.

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Stan W. last won the day on June 11 2018

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About Stan W.

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  • Birthday June 1

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    PIAA / MVUA /NPUA
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    manager
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    colt / Legion /HS /MSBL/Limited D3/NAIA
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  1. Stan W.

    Catcher using Fielder's Glove

    5th Grade BB..........not going there..........who knows what catching skills you will see at that level........Id rather have a catcher attempting to catch a ball with a glove he can control than a stiff catchers mitt he cant.............
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    Hoodie under plate coat

    And I was outfitted top to bottom in +POS gear...........shirts, jackets, pants, Mask, CP, shins and Plate shoes, ball bags, indicators and plate brush.......... I still carry the bb181 plate brush/scraper.......best in the market!
  3. OBR rules says the HPU umpire shall stand behind the catcher.........with the understanding that a pro game can have 4 umpires.......NFHS rule 10.1. art 3 says if there is only one umpire , he has complete jurisdiction in administering the rules and he may take any position he desires. preferably behind the catcher
  4. Stan W.

    Why wear a throat guard?

    I thought the same thing...........didn't need one said I, didnt like the way it looked said I ,.........until I did.........I have the same rig, +POS Zero G, (ditched the Team Wendys,) went back to the doeskin leather pads........and a throat guard.........
  5. Stan W.

    Hoodie under plate coat

    I've done games in late march where I wore everything I had brought with me...........mock neck, 2 shirts, jacket, gloves, all the socks that would fit in my shoes, ear band.....you name it........wind chill was just over freezing....if an Evaluator had been in the stands and gigged me for it, I'd take it gladly............( it has been my experience that they dont want to be cold either)
  6. Stan W.

    Base Shoes

    I ended up buying 2 pair...........I agree with @Madmax . They are shorter and narrower than the Usual NB. And I have been strictly NB for some years now. They did not fit me and I am a classic size 9D. I liked everything about them but the fit..........so I sold the 9's at a loss..........and bought 9.5 and added an insole........so far so good.
  7. Stan W.

    Home-away uniform.

    I know this isn't quite the same thing, but I've had this happen more than I care to say in NFHS games...........Since I have umpired in some very rural and low income areas, a few members of team ( usually JV pull ups) will be wearing the hand me down old varsity uniforms. They often are in differing shades of a color or diff script..... An opposing coach will complain about them not being "uniform" and want them excluded from playing in the game. That's an OBR rule coach, not an NFHS rule.....NFHS say a team "should" be same color and style......Not must....and your team is wearing red and white....and they are wearing black and gold.....whats the issue? And I have let the Head Coach / Biology Teacher coach an NFHS game in his shirt and tie versus full baseball uniform.
  8. Stan W.

    Balk

    Sorry to hear that. He was an amazing resource and I'm glad to hear that he is passing on his knowledge and skills to other umpires! At one time he was "the undisputed gear junky of all time!"....
  9. Stan W.

    Balk

    Somewhere in the great NW Tim_C lives!
  10. I saw this and I agree that this was a filler segment. I cant imaging any ex-MLB catcher and Manager would support it. One of the points he pressed is that it gives the Umpire a better view of in and out. Point taken, but this just addressed the incident of the day.......which was Angel Hernandez calling out Rizzo on a pitch outside the zone. The mound is not the place for an Umpire to call any serious baseball....
  11. Stan W.

    Musings on All-Star FM2000 mask

    Pirates Catch Francisco Cervelli has had a few times on the DL this year from foul balls following the concussion protocol..........after the first one, Cervelli came back behind the plate wearing the Force 3 traditional mask. Another shot and he returned wearing the Force 3 bucket.......this most recent one, he came back and was outfitted in the All-Star Bucket...... we have to be happy that some companies are working on gear to reduce concussion related injuries.....
  12. Stan W.

    NFHS Malicious Contact?????

    what was the ultimate ruling on this play?......
  13. Stan W.

    Unsportsmanlike Conduct Ejection

    NO problem at all with the EJ..............
  14. Stan W.

    Batter's box fair territory

    I'm pretty sure I saw Elvis at the Piggly Wiggly last night picking up some Bananas and Peanut butter.........But I had stopped at Uncle Amos's house for a quick taste of his "Who Hit John?" , so it could have been just a fat guy in a Cadillac.....
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