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  1. Thatsnotyou

    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
  3. Thatsnotyou

    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).
  8. Thatsnotyou

    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?”
  10. Thatsnotyou

    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?
  12. Thatsnotyou

    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/
  13. Thatsnotyou

    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.