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    My first U/E umpiring meeting

    Wish you guys were out west (or I was back east) I would totally do it.
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    Im in both lists. Lost my job in March and have been making a living the last two and half months working games. So yes, I do do it for the money. I also do not work for free because, especially now, my time is money.
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    WestVest Gear on Ebay

    nice. if I had the money I would have bid on it for nothing more than the shin guards. everything else would have been gravy.
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    wow... thats really sad...
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    2nd of the year...

    better than saying he was calling a strike zone that looked like Oklahoma. long and thin most of the way and then calling a pitch four feet into the other batters box only at the batters belt... LOL California would be even worse. Outside corner from the eyes to the thighs and then making a 45 degree turn all the way to the ankles on the inside corner... HA HA HA... to much fun
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    WestVest Gear on Ebay

    were you the seller?
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    Smitty Pants

    I love the poly-wools but the price point is a little tough to take. Sadly it is just about a requirement for college ball here in SoCal to use the poly-wool pants and next year HS is going strictly to charcoal color pants. So its either the poly-wools or the new honigs ultimate pants in charcoal for EVERYONE here in socal. And yes, I do know that GD makes a charcoal pair of pants, the problem is the color is not the same and could cause problems during evaluations.
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    Infield Fly Rule Confusion

    we have balks in the mustang and bronco divisions of pony baseball here in the Long Beach area. However in those levels it is a warning for the first time and then balks for the rest of the game... and this is per pitcher.
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    MLB ump hurt

    yeh, thats what I ment. Sorry got a little confused briefly between Angel Campos (who worked at Dodger Stadium this past week) and Alfonso Marquez.
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    Is it CI?

    something Im surprised about from the OP (that no one seems to notice) is why are you asking U1 to call the CI? That would be the PU's job not U1.
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    Balks for idiotss

    If I remember correctly NCAA actually had the line on the mound for a year. But they took it off because they ran into problems where a lefty would throw from the first base side of the rubber and would gain an extra foot or so for the move to first.
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    Gear Cleaning

    I just wish there was a recommendation for having the honigs shirts gliding on by the velcro on my CP... that is besides having to wait till next season for Ump-Attire to bring out the rest of the colors of their shirts.
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    Cleaning Wilson WV Platinum CP

    I really need to clean my gear but probably wont happen till the fall or winter (or after the move which ever comes first) but the tips are great and I imagine are transferable to the Gold.
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    I did the jacket and gold cp for the first time in almost 6 years last night. I forgot how good it looks (but it has to be the ones with the shoulder piping... otherwise it doesnt look as good) (NOTE: still want a plate coat though..!)
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    New Gerry Davis Protector

    I just let a rookie use my WV Gold (something i NEVER do) for a pony game we worked cause he was complaining about his pro-9 POS. I think we have another convert ladies and gentlemen.
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    Infield Fly Rule Confusion

    Heck, there are some "varsity" games that are worse then an instructional league game. By the way, Michael, what is an IP?
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    MLB ump hurt

    Is angel marquez (sic?) working this year? I havent seen him yet.
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    Deja Vu

    I was thinking more along the lines that that was what the coach would say. My reaction is all in smilies to something like that 1) 2) 3) 4) and 5) as I walk away with out giving an answer.
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    Post Of The Month May, 2009

    I found this post on "Moneygrubbers" interesting and have nominated it accordingly for "Post Of The Month May, 2009"
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    Wanna see a quick one?

    I too wish I could have been a fly on the backstop to hear what Redmond said.
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    WestVest Gear on Ebay

    I wish I had the money... and its not a Gold. Its the original wilson WV cp. However, the shin guards are worth around $120 brand new so the price of those is worth it as is.
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    you forgot to mention that the gold with the jacket looks good too.
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    Smitty Pants

    Love the poly-wools. Feel great and the material is a lot tougher than the standard pants. True they are heavier than your normal umpire pants but honestly you dont even notice (and Im talking from experience having worn both plate and base polywool pants in 100+ degree weather)
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    NFHS Rule Change on pant color

    Pretty much happened already here in Long Beach. Most everyone this year is wearing charcoal and either black or MLB blue. Some still wear Navy but I think that will change with in the next year or two.
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    New Gerry Davis Protector

    Give it a little bit. You will get it. And if you have issues with the straps I recommend sewing them to where you like them or use a heavy duty tape.