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  1. Maineac

    Lock Laces for Plate Shoes

    Or you could try this technique, which won't cost you anything. I've done this in the past and it works great. https://www.locklaces.com/blogs/resources/how-to-tie-a-heel-lock
  2. Maineac

    New Diamond CP

    Actually other than making the actual footballs and some accessories (tees, brushes, gloves), Wilson doesn't have much of a presence left on the gridiron themselves. I find it interesting they were able to patent the "velcro through plastic" attachment system for their umpire gear when it's hardly unique on the football side. Riddell and Douglas both use that same system on football shoulder pads, the others might as well. I guess the different sport makes a difference in the patent process.
  3. I wasn't convinced the Sox fans were booing Joe West as much as the terrible throw by Vazquez and the overall sleepwalk of an effort by the home team. Kind of low hanging fruit for the announcers to go that route. That being said, that play gave Joe West one more defensive play than Eduardo Nunez had at third base all night.
  4. Loudest strike call I ever heard. Loved this guy. Rest in peace.
  5. Maineac

    Hold off buying that Under Armour stock...

    Wow. As Sheriff Buford T. Justice said, "Hold up on that car wash, gentlemen." I wonder if the swoosh would have any interest in producing some umpire gear?
  6. Maineac

    It's a bird, it's a plane, it's...

    Actually, could use a drawing.
  7. Maineac

    It's a bird, it's a plane, it's...

    I was kicking around the idea of doing the second one.
  8. Maineac

    It's a bird, it's a plane, it's...

    Looks like I have the right company, right padding, wrong style of shoulder pads to make this work. Unless I want a big gap right over my heart. Too bad.
  9. Maineac

    It's a bird, it's a plane, it's...

    Football coach here as well. The padding on the chest is definitely re-purposed from the chest-to-back portion of their shoulder padding, explaining the "button down" look. Good idea, though, could probably be taken on by some of the enterprising souls in this forum. I have a pair of Power shoulder pads kicking around here, maybe I'll give it a go using that pic for inspiration. I got the same sentiments from my Riddell rep a few years ago. But.... With all the talk of CTE and parents not letting their young kids play football as much these days, maybe they'll be willing to re-visit their feelings on baseball if it means making up some of the lost sales. Just a thought.
  10. Maineac

    New masks for old MLB umpires

    BT, I have the game on right now. Looks to me like a regular cap for Hunter. On a side note, I don't know if anyone has commented on this here before or not, but Hunter's blacked out "W" on his CP is covered over with his dad's "HW" memorial patch. Pretty cool.
  11. Maineac

    New masks for old MLB umpires

    Only a guess, but guessing they didn't have any MLB decals of the right size handy so they cut one off a soft hat and attached it.
  12. Maineac

    Nike Lunar Clipper Turf on Sale

    I've used them for football, on turf. They were comfortable enough, but not as comfortable as my Under Armour turfs.
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  14. Maineac

    Adidas Base Shoes

    Same here.