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BT_Blue

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  1. BT_Blue

    What throat guard is this?

    Yeh. Saw a Nokona one today at a different location. I was only interested if they were able to just give it to me. They were not. So I will probably just pass.
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    FREE Almost-New XL Black CK Shirt

    That's awesome! I hope someone gets it.
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    Ebay finds

    This is something you dont find all the time! Belgard mask? https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F113628879248
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    Ebay finds

    This is kind of cool for what seems like a decent price. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F163531232582
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    Force 3 V3 Chest Protector - any reviews?

    Hey Rich, its Arik. Always awesome seeing someone on here that I know. This page has been invaluable for my whole umpire career. As for your question. There are tons of reviews and thoughts on this site about the F3v3. Just do a search for it.
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    First games of the year!

    Sounds like here in Portland, Oregon sans the snow for the most part. We have a saying here. "If you dont like the weather report on one station. Change the channel." Basically, every weather report will be different. An example is this past weekend's #Snowmageddon2019. Of the five local news channels. Four were reporting we could get "anywhere between 1 to 14 inches of snow." It was laughable!
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    New Assignor

    We just switched assignors as well. I feel like he would be doing the same if he could get all the schedules from the schools.
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    First games of the year!

    I'm sure everyone has seen the video on Facebook from Central Michigan of the kid taking infield with hockey skates on? And I thought it sucked to have constant rain (ok, I live in Portland... what ever).
  9. I would still see no reason to use this. Even with just R3.
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    Advice for Gear? Younger levels

    I was about to make the same recommendations as the rest. And in love the Play It Again idea. Especially the shin guards part for young starting umpires. The reason...? Most young guys dont have honest to God plate shoes yet. Most just wear sneakers or their baseball spikes. (I would recommend hitting Walmart or the like and getting black steel to tennis shoes at the least.) Then buy a pair of catcher shin guards with the foot extensions on it. That way you at least have some protection.
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    New Balance 460V3 Fit?

    Now I feel like I need to go check the size of my v3's. I could swear they are my normal New Balance size. But now I dont recall.
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    New Balance 460V3 Fit?

    I would normally agree as an avid New Balance wearer. The unfortunate example of them NOT doing this for some reason, is in the new non umpire turf shoes. The 3000v4 and the 4040v4, as we all know, run thin... even in a 2E (since they dont offer a 4E for some reason). Currently I am waiting for my base shoe order from UA to arrive. But in the pile of shoes to try on, I have a pair of 13 2E 3000v4s (that I know fit)... I wear an 11.5 4E in every other style. I dont understand the reasoning for the change and for not even attempting to offer it in a 4E?
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    Early Hard-shell CP

    I think here is the answer you are looking for.
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    2019 NCAA Test Question

    So would I.
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    2019 NCAA Test Question

    Congrats... and we all hate you for it! LOL
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    Base shoes question

    I need new base shoes. But not sure where to go. I am thinking of either the 4040v4 (I found the Elements version for $60), the 950v2, or waiting for the fall for the release of the new NB base shoes that @JimKirk and a few others have mentioned. I usually wear an 11.5 4E in New Balance. But I understand that the 4040s run a half size small. Thanks in advance as I need to order these in the next week or two.
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    Base shoes question

    I'm pretty much in the same boat. Oddly enough, sometimes I can work a 2E or a D if it is done with enough room.
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    Base shoes question

    It's a nice thought. But they dont have my size and I wear a wide shoe.
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    Base shoes question

    I did just that. Thanks Jim.
  20. I need to get there one of these days. I've only been from one side if Schrepol to the other.
  21. I believe you and I have had this conversation before. But besides the Dutch thing being in common. My father and his family, after immigrating here from The Netherlands, settled in St. Louis for about 5 to 10 years before moving out to San Francisco when my father was still a little boy.
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    Base shoes question

    I just tried on a pair of NB3000v4 shoes and they seem pretty nice. Strange thing was the fact they were 13 2E. Which is a full size and a half larger than what I normally wear. I'll have to look at the shoes you posted at home tonight. They dont want to load on my phone. That or what were they so I can go check them out myself?
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    Base shoes question

    Ump-attire does not carry the 4040s. I found them on baseballsavings.com for around $60. But I'm a bit worried about the fit since I normally wear an 11.5 4E. They have it in 12 2E. But I dont know if that will work since it would cost $7 to send it back.
  24. In the future, you should be able to manually change the size of your photos. When I take a photo you go on here. I'll change my pixel size to 1:1 and that usually works.
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