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mwest5575

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    NWBUA (NC)
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  1. Tall Umpire CP Survey!

    I'm 6'3". Champion 15" fits me perfectly.
  2. Cliff Keen Microfiber Jacket sizing?

    Hi guys, resurrecting an old thread here. So I'm interested in a new light weight jacket. I have a Honigs as I really like their shirts and most of the guys in my association wear Honigs. However, the jacket (I wear XL) is short in the sleeves, and mine has really annoyingly long elastic cuffs on the sleeves, making the sleeves seem even shorter on me. Anyway, the Keen jacket looks like it has normal cuffs and longer sleeves. Can anyone confirm the fit of the Keen jacket vs. Honigs in this regard? I do not want to buy a XXL as it will be too big across, and lots of companies don't really add much sleeve length between XL and XXL anyway, just bigger around. Thanks for any insight!
  3. CP Help Requested

    I'm 6'3" and I really like the fit of the Champion 15" CP. It comes down right to the bottom of my ribs. I have the neck pad still on there. If you cut it out you might need to go a size up (from what I've read). I don't care much about the neck pad but the CP has so conformed to my body shape the way it is I won't cut it out.
  4. CP advice for college games

    Thanks for the replies. Given the responses I'm going to keep using my Champion cp. I have put the ray flex harness on it already and it fits me perfectly. I may try to pick up another if I find a good deal just so I can trade out on busy week/weekends but I can't imagine a cp fitting me better than the one I have. I just wasn't sure whether it was sufficient for higher levels of play given the "entry level price."
  5. CP advice for college games

    Hey guys. I've been using a Champion P2 (with the UL harness) for varsity and like the fit. I prefer a low profile CP. I am working on moving into college. I did some D2 scrimmages this fall. I thought it might be a good time to upgrade my cp. So two questions. Would my Champion be sufficient for college level games? And what would be the ideal low profile cp if I do upgrade? I want to stay as low profile as possible while protecting myself. I like the look of the Douglas and possibly the POS Cobra. I'm 6'3" 220#. Normally the Wilson options look bulky to me but maybe they wouldn't be on my frame. What would you guys suggest for college games? Thanks. ETA: I was looking at the WV Platinum and maybe it wouldn't be overly bulky on a larger frame. Can anyone out there speak to the platinum on a 6'3" 46ish chest frame?
  6. I watched it a couple of times. I think Farrell just went to save Pedroia. He had to say something to Wegner to shut Pedroia up. But he doesn't really make a fuss over it. It's actually Pedroia that yells one more time over Farrell's shoulder (after Wegner had already done his best to keep P in the game) and Weg looked over at Farrell and it appears says he's got to go now or you do. Farrell had his back turned but I suspect asked Weg to dump him. Weg looked like a veteran ump and outclassed Petroia. He had a great game.
  7. Two Quesions

    Both the last two replies were helpful. Thanks!
  8. runner's lane interference

    I still think it was RLI under OBR. Looked like Zimmerman lost the ball behind the runner and also pulled his glove arm back into his body to avoid a collision with the BR. It was a crap throw but I'd give the benefit to the defense since there's absolutely no reason for the BR to be inside the lines. I guess I'm saying BR was not where he should have been so rather than debate whether F3 may or may not have been able to catch the ball is putting the burden too much on the defense when the offense has interfered. Unless the throw is airmailed into right field if it's close enough to wonder give the benefit to the defense. Run where you're supposed to run.
  9. Two Quesions

    Oh I understand that. I meant should we have ejected after the play for the coach yelling that's a balk in the middle of the pitch? Is that enough to penalize or were we right to let it play out since the defense wasn't negatively impacted? We definitely told the coach to knock it off but does what happened really warrant an ejection?
  10. Two Quesions

    Or should we have ejected immediately even though the play continued?
  11. Two Quesions

    So the coach was yelling at us. He thought there was a balk and was yelling at us about it. If it had caused a balk I guess you eject at that point?
  12. Two Quesions

    Was umpiring a juniors level little league tournament last week. The third base coach (also manager) emphatically yelled "that's a balk" during the delivery. We were running four man so I wasn't even sure who called it. None of us had a balk and the batter bunted and was put out at first. But the coach so confused his own runner at third that he hesitated and then was thrown out at home. Was a pretty funny situation. Point being yelling something like that on the field could definitely be offensive interference in my mind if it had caused the pitcher to stop or something like that. If it had caused the defense to stop and allow runners to advance I would have put them back.
  13. Honig's

    Second on the shirts. I really prefer Honigs shirts. I hope they get it straightened out.
  14. Balk question

    I believe this is a balk under FED rules.
  15. +POS Mask/items for Sale

    Is the frame $40 shipped and do you take paypal?
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