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    Schutt XV Chest Protector

    The Schutt XV Umpire Chest Protector is an advanced piece of protective gear for baseball umpires. For nearly a century, Schutt Sports has been committed to developing the most advanced protective gear in the game for players. Using the same technology, their umpire protective gear empowers umpires to focus and perform at the top of THEIR game! Features: Ventilation holes: 10mm ventilation holes maximize air circulation and the evaporation of excess moisture. Greater impact absorption and durability: Utilizing impact absorption technology from their most popular line of football shoulder pads, the XV chest protector is made of high density EVA foam for greater impact absorption and durability. Moisture and heat management system: The moisture and heat management system of this umpire chest protector allows airflow into and away from the body, allowing the skin to dry and the body to cool itself. Superior protection: Features caps to cover exposed gaps in the shoulder area, wider chest plate and a padded Y-back give you maximum coverage and extra protection. The design of this chest protector is form fitting. This chest protector also has a 4” removable extension which provides additional coverage for the stomach area and a t-hook attachment for a secure fit. One size fits most (Measures 13" from top of neck pad to bottom of chest plate. Shown with 4" pad extension, included.) Weight: Approximately 3 lbs
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    "Inactive" in Profile

    @yawetag got you taken care of. I'll work on that again this weekend.
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    Car storage

    Next time I get a truck (probably 2 years) I think I'll get one of these.
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    Car storage

    A guy I worked with a few times has this Decked system in his truck for his uniforms and gear. I thought it was the most awesome thing I've seen. If I still had my truck I'd get this decked system. https://decked.com/
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    Baseball Rules Myths - Busted

    Baseball Rules Myths - Busted View the full article
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    Unusual activity warning

    Update: I'm working on resolving this through my host. Question: Do you get this at times other than doing things with YouTube?
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    30 in 30

    Be sure to follow MiLB Umpire Academy on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/milbumpireacademy/). They are posting 30 Facts about the academy over the next 30 ...err 27 days (I'm a bit late) If you're on the fence about attending there will be some great posts to help you make up your mind.
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    Unusual activity warning

    Question... The 2 screenshots I've seen of this come from cell phones/mobile devices. Are you getting this from PCs/Laptops too? I haven't been able to recreate this yet. Thanks
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    Unusual activity warning

    Thanks guys I'm looking into this.
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    Where's UIC been???

    I've gotten a few emails/messages the past few months who have noticed my absence and even recently through hurricane Florence. I am fine, actually I'm doing pretty damn well In February I started a new job, which I love to death, but it is extremely time consuming straight through virtually the entirety of baseball season. I am a Director of a water park near my home. It is an absolute blast! But as I said things start picking up here in April and run straight through September. I generally work 6/12 hr days and at peak times even more. The trade-off is October through March things run at a different pace. This year I worked 3 D-II games (Would have had a lot more but we had a lot of rain) And 3 HS Games. (Same story with the rain...) So there wasn't a lot of baseball for me this past season. I'm going to attempt to do more in 2019. As for hurricane Florence, I'm in Northeast NC. So it was a non-event for us. We have had a few flooding issues in the area as the rains make it downstream to the coast here, but when it made landfall we maybe got an inch of rain and a few high wind gusts. But I was very lucky, some earlier models had it initially making landfall not too far from here and we would be in the same situation our friends in the Wilmington area are going through now. I do thank those who reached out to me with their concern. I have some plans for the site (as I always do) but the difference is coming up shortly I will have the time to actually follow through. SO stay tuned.
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    Cost of Umpire Camps

    @hckyosgood30 What you stated above is the reason I couldn't go through with my plan with an Umpire-Empire series of camps. Not that I'm looking to become a millionaire out of it, but I just can't afford to lose money on the venture.
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    Forum idea

    I have given that some thought. I may add it in the off-season. Thanks
  13. Attention!!!! Effective 1/1/18 there will be some changes to the CDP forum. To create a new post you will need to purchase an advertisement -- The post will be active for up to 45 days. After 45 days the post will be deleted. If you still wish to advertise you will need to purchase another post. You may bump your post while it is active. You may not hijack another's paid post. All posts seeking a team or umpire should be in the appropriate section. Posts advertising for a team or umpire in other sections of the site will be deleted. YOU MAY ONLY POST YOUR AD IN THE "UMPIRES LOOKING FOR TEAMS" FORUM! Continued mis-use will be grounds for termination from the site. This is your warning. Please play by the rules. The following groups are excluded form the requirement to purchase: Premium Members Members with over 100 posts Umpire-Empire Staff Do not post the price you are seeking or willing to pay. Save this for when you make contact. Umpire-Empire.com makes no guarantee expressed or implied that you will receive a response from your posting. No refunds
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    'REAL' job

    I too have had a job change. I am now the HR Dir for a large waterpark, and I love it. The bad news is it interferes with umpiring (and running the site) as I generally work 6, 12 hr days.
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    'REAL' job

    I worked at a adolescent behavioral health hospital once. That is tough work.
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    Premium Membership Changes

    I have a great new change to announce regarding Premium Memberships... Effective immediately your premium memberships now include: $15 Gift Card fro Ump-Attire.com $25 Tuition Discount at Mid-American Umpire Clinic $200 Tuition Discount on the All-Inclusive Package form The Minor League Baseball Umpire Training Academy $19 Discount on NASO Memberships or Renewals Additionally, to celebrate Umpire-Empire.com's 10th anniversary Premium Memberships will be on sale from the regular price of $30.00 to $20.00 from now until Jan 31, 2018. Purchase your Premium Membership here:
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    Rain, Cold, and Questionable Field Conditions

    I will have that shortly...
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    Equipment Bag Debate

    My Diamond Ultimate 30" Equipment bag has reached it end of life. This year it remained on life support having had to glue one of the wheels in with Gorilla Glue. So now find myself contemplating 2 bags: FORCE3 ULTIMATE 32" UMPIRE EQUIPMENT BAG ON WHEELS eBags TLS Mother Lode 29" Wheeled Duffel They both get a lot of positive mentions here. But here is one thing that is somewhat important to me, but I've never seen mentioned here; breath-ability. Why you ask? After a game here in the summer my equipment is weighed down with tons of nasty sweat. So after my game I don't put my equipment back in the bag so it can air out - the best they can in my trunk. I would like to put it back where it belongs in my bag, but if I did my equipment would never dry out. I'd love your thoughts pros/cons on each!
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    Officials Locker Room

    BrianC brought this up at umpire.org and I wanted to take it a bit of a different direction. I like the concept and feel it can be very popular. As always there is a but... But I have heard from someone who has demoed the product it is a bit small and somewhat difficult to get changed in. Is this something you'd use? Do you think it is practical?
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    Cap Creasing

    Cap Creasing View the full article
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    Baseball Rules Myths - Busted

    Thank you all, I appreciate the comments and the ensuing discussion. A valid argument can be made for tie going to a runner ( If you fall in that category I never want to work with you, we must get outs ) However parsing the rules and as people have done IMO is more a demonstration of how the rules are poorly written and at inconsistent.
  22. @wolfe_man & @BT_Blue I've given that some thought actually and would really like to do it. I just am not sure where to start. I see all of these YouTubers getting all sorts of cool freebies to review and endorse.
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    Online Clinic

    Can I just tell you how much of a fan I am of the NCAA clinic moving to an online event vs in person... It is long overdue. What I looked forward to the most out of the clinics was socializing with you. Over the years between Philadelphia and Baltimore I've met dozens of you there. Plus hanging out with the guys I go up with has been a blast. This is a smart move for the NCAA and I for one am appreciative.
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    Site Upgrade

    As you may have noticed, I recently upgraded the site. One thing I have left to do is something I have wanted to do for a while and needs to be done, but I've never gotten to is have the system to rewrite the url's of the site not to include "index.php..." Well I'm finally going to do that this weekend (9/1/17 - 9/3/17). So what does that mean for you??? Any bookmarks/links you have which include the "index.php..." will no longer be valid. and will only lead you to the home page. Now here's the work around... You can search using the words/phrase at the end of the url and it should be the number 1 result. If you have any difficulty finding a particular post/link you have saved please just let me know (via PM) and I will get that to you. Thanks, Warren