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JSam21 last won the day on November 28 2018

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About JSam21

  • Birthday 04/27/1981

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    St. Louis, MO

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    Midwest Umpire's Association, Kansas City College Umpire Alliance, Greater St. Louis Association of Umpires, American Umpires, MSHSAA and IHSA
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    Warehouse Admin
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    High School, Legion, Club, College
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  1. JSam21

    Hockey Style Neck Guard???

    Aren't these made more for cut protection and not for impact protection?
  2. JSam21

    Pitch from the windup without winding up

    I feel like the first couple of weeks will be very interesting
  3. JSam21

    Officials Depot vs Ump attire

    I wonder if it would be worth buying one of the MLB patched ones off of eBay and having the patch removed on the front and covering the back one with a flag patch? I'm guessing that it wouldn't and that it would leave holes in the jacket where the patch was.
  4. JSam21

    Officials Depot vs Ump attire

    I think that may have to do with people getting farther away from the Majestic convertible. In 2016 people were comparing the two since more people had experience with them. Now more people have never had a Majestic convertible, me included, so they can't compare the two and the Smitty rating naturally begins to climb.
  5. JSam21

    Car storage

    Agreed. Even if you were going on a road trip for a weekend set you don’t need to bring everything. For local games when working a DH I’ll bring two of the same style shirt or long sleeve jersey and jacket depending on the weather. Base pants and plate pants. If I am unsure if I will have a locker room I’ll hang every on a rod in my back seat. If I know I will have a locker room I fold everything into the bottom compartment of my rolling gear bag. On road trips, uniforms are usually mandated by the league or conference so we have one of two colors but I will bring 2 base and 2 plate pants in case of blowout. I then do laundry at the hotel after the games and clean and polish my shoes while I wait and eat pizza
  6. JSam21

    Adams Chest Protector

    That will suffice most people.
  7. JSam21

    Adams Chest Protector

    That is exactly what it is. Just some proof that you have what you say you have.
  8. JSam21

    On deck batter

    Well be disappointed in me then... get on your side.
  9. JSam21

    Question re: Plate Shoes and Schutt HSM

    Ok... maybe I should have worded it differently. A ball off the backstop isn’t going to injure you. In fact there is research out there that suggests that you’re more likely to be concussed wearing a HSM than a TSM. When the TSM flies off it is taking energy with it. The HSM just directs it into your head and neck.
  10. JSam21

    Question re: Plate Shoes and Schutt HSM

    Mike... I would suggest just getting a traditional style mask. A ball coming off a back stop isn’t going to hurt you.
  11. JSam21

    Question re: Plate Shoes and Schutt HSM

    So let me ask you... what are your reasons for wanting HSM?
  12. JSam21

    Stoping motion with no runners on.

    This thread is so old I forgot what the hell it was about... It would be an illegal pitch.
  13. JSam21

    Stoping motion with no runners on.

    It is a balk... as soon as he stops his motion. So with OBR we let it play out in Fed we kill it.
  14. JSam21

    Stoping motion with no runners on.

    Way too many hands are part of the bat guys... some like to add the cavate of "Only when they swing"...