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kylejt last won the day on March 6 2017

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  1. $10 per. Well worth it, IMO, as they're so easy to iron now.
  2. Now, the base pants are a bit too wide for my liking, and I might have them tailored at some point. But I did forget my plate pants one night, and did slip my Wilson platinums under the base pants.They looked like 10 pounds of potatoes in an 8 pound bag. (not good). Most of us who have been doing this a while when through the combo pants phase. Then graduated to plate/base.
  3. Nike steel value?

    Like most anything that's not available, they're worth whatever two guys on eBay say it's worth. (i.e. search the Sold listing on eBay).
  4. Odd colored shirts

    Well, we now (finally) have golf pants, so why not golf shirts? I have some odd ball colors, but I always buy two, in case my partner is not as odd as I am. Color of the day, like Corvair states, factors in team colors. I don't typically have any overlords to bow down to, so it's usually my choice of colors. Observation: I'm not sure why this is, but most amateur umpires need a shirt that's "slimming". Garish colors and patterns aren't doing you fellas any favors, sorry to say. Oh, and that repellant (IMO) camo shirt isn't hiding you on the field. Quite the opposite, I'm afraid. I'm hoping for two things in the coming years. Under Armour provides new MLB shirts, with a classic look and advanced technology. And, Gerry Davis creates a new, unique uniform for Little League umpires. And this, guys, bowlers wouldn't wear this one...
  5. West Vest Revamp

    I'm getting this vague feeling you're not a big fan of Wilson.
  6. Does anyone know when their Moving Sale is going to end?
  7. West Vest Revamp

    First, an updated harness makes all the difference in the world. Any of you out there still with the original Wilson harness please do yourself a favor, and upgrade. I've never seen a reason for keeping that dopey throat pad. I wash my full pad in my utility sink. Soap it up with Dawn, scrub it with a gentle brush, rinse the hell out of it, squeeze the water out, and hang to dry (indoors). I did that about once a month, when it was my primary rig. Painting plastic is tricky, and don't know a good method for doing so. I've a crappy painted Platinum in my garage now, looking for Plan B.
  8. New Wilson helmet

    A kid from my local Little League is the Rockies backup catcher, Tony Wolters. He got cracked in the skull cap last season, and switched to an All Star bucket when returned a few weeks later. He's a Nike guy, but maybe he can sneak in an unmarked Wilson bucket. I'll probably see him next week, and recommend he takes a look at it Jim.
  9. New Wilson helmet

    I'm looking at the lastest Wilson helmet, and wondering why they didn't extend the cage to the forehead. That's always been the Achilles heal of any bucket, and Wilson actually made a custom cage for MLB guy who was cracked on the noggin. It's a great looking lid, with lots of good ideas (low profile, removable pads, flat black cage, openings at the ears). I find it odd they didn't take the opportunity to protect the forehead. https://www.ump-attire.com/Baseball-Umpire-Equipment/Featured/New/A5800BL_Wilson-Pro-Stock-Titanium-Umpire-Helmet
  10. So far, so good with the golf pants. And good grief don't use the HIGH setting on your iron. You'll melt them. I'm at 2/3 heat. Go to a tailor, and the get travelers crease put in them. Men's Warehouse did mine. I'm so done wearing wool pants on an athletic field. All my Honig's/Hardwicks are gone.
  11. Tall Umpire CP Survey!

    I''m 6'1", and the 15" All Star System 7 just covers my last rib. Plus, it has the best collarbone protection. The down side is that it's a bit bulky.
  12. Force3 Defender doesn't help here....

    I think they're getting closer with the v2. I like the concept, but, like the v1, I think there's still room from improvement.
  13. All New equipment NEEDED!

    Get the new Smitty "golf" pants, in plate and base. They're revolutionary.
  14. I just went through my gear (fall cleaning), and I have a pair of 12 D's. Do understand that the 450's ran 1/2 a size small. They're in terrific shape, with 80% tread, and no big issues on the real leather.
  15. LL Championship Plate

    I've worked with Chris since 2000. Yeah, he's a really good umpire, a superior instructor, a super LL representative, and a great guy, too. Oh, and the pre-game, "don't suck" punch to the c/p can be devastating.