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    Visor in Nike Ti

    I agree with the heat angle, and I also think it helps with rain. A couple weeks ago I had a rain game, and I kept getting a ton of it gathering and falling off my bill. I couldn't figure it out, hadn't had that problem in a while. Then I realized I was using my "new" backup mask, which doesn't have a visor (yet).
  2. Patch latch for the win
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    All Star FM4000MAG

    I’m intrigued. I may grab that first one.
  4. I don't know if I understand the "no jackets on the plate" thing. When first pitch is below 40 degrees or so, you need everything you can. You can put on UA, sure, but a jacket has always kept me warmer than my long sleeve shirt over the top. I don't love the jacket on the plate just because it's a bit cumbersome (if I can get away with the long sleeve plus UA, I always do), but at some point temperature-wise, that goes out the window and it's just all about staying as warm as possible.
  5. You've completely lost me here. Enjoy your navy shirts forever and ever.
  6. Have you used this line on MLB umpires yet? Also, not sure how many of us posting on an umpire message board are threatening to not umpire based on the shirt. Lastly, appearance obviously matters in umpiring. A better, more modern shirt contributes to that.
  7. I don't know that they don't go with navy...but a black belt and black shoes (and a black/silver mask or black/silver accented mask) clearly go better with a black shirt. My silver mask with black pads goes much better with black than navy. Same with ball bags (I don't own navy ball bags).
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    giving count

    I give the count after the third pitch, as well as any pitch from then on that changes the count. So really, just giving it for three different counts in an at bat.
  9. Sometimes there are just good, veteran umpires that are stuck in their ways of being a “traditionalist.” Maybe it’s their special thing. I don’t know, but it’s annoying. When they are the vet, whether they have plate or bases, they always call for navy. Not worth a pissing match, so I just go with it, but I do say something like “I hate navy” or “I hate the way it looks.” State still requires navy for playoffs, which is silly, but there isn’t a good reason to wear it in a regular season game. Pretty much all masks go with black (or polo) but not many match navy, black shoes and belt look better with black. It’s not retro, it just looks lame. You look old timey and mismatched when you walk on the field. We need a good one liner(s) that conveys how dumb navy looks and how it’s not cool to be a “traditionalist”. “Oh, so are you going to use a balloon today too?”
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    Mask Sun Visors

    And the “low profile” masks.
  11. It would be a pretty crazy play, but had that been immediately caught by the catcher, you've got an out?
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    LLWS Discussion / Umpires / Plays / Etc ...

    Article on the big lead: https://www.google.com/amp/s/thebiglead.com/2018/08/24/little-league-world-series-umpire/amp/
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    LLWS 2018

    Found on the front page of MSN: http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/more-sports/watch-umpire-gets-in-way-during-walk-off-at-little-league-world-series/ar-BBMcuUX?ocid=ientp
  14. Used but in good shape. $30 shipped.
  15. It's odd that faking receiving a throw isn't illegal, if that's the rationale, because as soon as a base runner thinks a fielder is in position to get the throw on a steal, he's going to slide. The damage has already been done. He's not waiting for a tag attempt to start his slide.
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    LLWS Discussion / Umpires / Plays / Etc ...

    Kids that are the size of 14 year olds are throwing gas on too tiny of a field. There’s zero need to call a wide zone. They don’t need the help. It’s hard enough to hit most of these guys.
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    Caveat Emptor-A Force3 Story

    It took me all of 30 seconds to adjust, and that's the first time I had to do it in 2 years. If it wouldn't adjust back easily enough/always moved, that's another issue. You can buy a 100K car, it's still going to need maintenance and have a part shift or need adjusting.
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    Caveat Emptor-A Force3 Story

    Meh. Gear sometimes needs adjustments or fixing.
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    Caveat Emptor-A Force3 Story

    I recently noticed that this happened to mine. Using the photo above, that little silver piece was all the way to one side, meaning the one mask was all the way to one side. Not sure if you’re having the same issue. Couldn’t move it using my hands. I took a small folded up towel, put it over the side of mask, and lightly hammered that part of the mask so the mask would be centered again and that piece would be in he middle. Not sure if it will happen again, but it was a relatively easy fix for me.
  20. Maddon said postgame that he understands the rule (doubtful, and if so why are you out there). He’s every travel coach out there when it comes to rules. He doesn’t know them, and every call against his team is an awful judgment call. It’s embarrassing.
  21. Black Wilson Dyna-Lite A3009X. No cracks on the vinyl of the mask. Two tone pads - lightly used. Pads and harness both have the West Vest logo and are in good shape. PM me with offers.
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    Botched Appeal Attempt on R3 Leaving Early

    And if I call time to clean the plate, I'm depriving the runner on 3B from possibly advancing home if the shortstop overthrows the pitcher from 10 feet away. On and on it goes. Again, OP is OBR, I said FED.
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    Botched Appeal Attempt on R3 Leaving Early

    Sure, but relaxed action to me (when wanting to call time) means the ball is in the infield and the base runners are standing on the base, so not depriving them anything but running into an out.
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    Botched Appeal Attempt on R3 Leaving Early

    Agreed, though in FED, with relaxed action and a coach hollering at me about leaving early or what they want to appeal or even walking towards me, etc, I will sometimes just call time and ask them what their question is and get the dead ball appeal out of the way.