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  1. Rules Survey

    Yeah, I could have misread it. I was going quickly.
  2. Rules Survey

    Yes, I did. Didn't understand how allowing no more than 6 free visits would help pace of play.
  3. Mask Porn?

    Had a bar bender (eye opening bent open) in a fourth inning a few years ago, the mask was done. Glad I had my back up.
  4. Douglas Padding

    Left my new Douglas CP in my hot car two days in a row...just bent the plates each day. They are staying shaped fairly well. Yep, here in Boston we went straight from weeks of forty degree days to high 80s....
  5. The Ump hard shell chest protector

    My partner last Saturday had a "The Ump". He used it through the minor leagues and now college.
  6. Douglas Custom Gear

    I don't think so, I just ordered a custom from Jeff Cook on February 24th. I believe Jeff Douglas passed on March 19th. Could be the same but doubt it.
  7. Dangling Throat Guard

    I've been ambivalent about using a "dangler". Isn't the mask extension enough? Yesterday in a D3 game, a D300 catcher passed on a 92 mph pitch. My partner the PU caught it in the throat/upper CP padding; it completely missed his extension and he has an excellent stance. Scary. He choked and gasped for a while, but insisted on finishing the last inning and a half. His voice was low and hoarse after the game. OK, I'm putting one on each of my masks...
  8. Douglas Custom Gear

    How are those wings attached?
  9. Douglas Custom Gear

    It seems that Smitty has an agreement with Douglas to put out the Douglas CP with Smitty on the shell....hmmm
  10. Douglas Custom Gear

    Thinking of getting a Douglas custom...always been a T-hooks guy because they are further front and less likely to "flip up" over a belly (not that I have one!). I read Major Dave's cautions and thinking about just doing the clips. What are your thoughts?
  11. Online Clinic

    No they want $120 for it...
  12. All New equipment NEEDED!

    I think the Moliben is low profile, and speaking as an older umpire the low deflects the hit less than the regular profile I believe.
  13. CP under plate coat

    Kylejt's suggestion of a Mizuno shirt one size larger feels and looks great.
  14. Replacing the foam in the Gold or Platinum

    Hunter's is a Donzis/Easton CP, hot item just before the WV (90s or so). They had the throat pad, but I think the gap protection is an add on. The pads were a FB pad take off as Donzis was redesigning FB pads back then. Donzis obituary, 2012
  15. Riddell Power 2.0

    IIRC before the ban on the sale of Powers went into effect some were made in different colors. The Arthurian-like legend was that there was a warehouse with a bunch of them that would never see the light of day...? A JW interation one step closer to the gold/platinum?