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  1. AtlUmp

    All Star Mag Vintage Pads

    They don't have them listed online so your best bet would be to give them a call and see.
  2. AtlUmp

    Hoodie under plate coat

    As contractors we can use a Schedule C under the sole proprietorship provision. The mileage deduction doesn't apply only to games, it also applies to preseason training and meetings as well.
  3. AtlUmp

    First piece of new equipment in a while!

    Got an update, apparently after I called they updated the website with the replacement Mag Pads, the graphite aren't listed but the other colors are. https://www.all-starsports.com/pfm4000mag.html
  4. AtlUmp

    First piece of new equipment in a while!

    You can call them directly for the Mag pads, They have also released a grey version for the regular lucs that you can see on the website. https://www.all-starsports.com/pfm25luc.html
  5. AtlUmp

    WSJ asks: Are younger umpires better?

    It's behind a paywall but if it is the Boston University one then the first issue I have is that it is unclear what strike zone they used in their analysis, in other articles I have seen it mentioned that they used a standardized strike zone which would both ease the data documentation, analysis, and comparison but would create severe validity issues as you would be introducing a known source of error since you are not accounting for the individual differences in strike zones for each MLB player. Unfortunately the actual article does not include how they determined the strike zone other than "Called pitches and strike zone overlay were populated from Baseball Savant, Pitch F/X (2008-16), and Statcast data (2017-18)." which does not inform me of whether they used a standardized strike zone or not. Listed is the link to the original study: https://www.bu.edu/today/2019/mlb-umpires-strike-zone-accuracy/
  6. AtlUmp

    Samurai Throat Guard

    The day's high was 83, at game time it was mid 70s
  7. AtlUmp

    Samurai Throat Guard

    After contacting him and sending him some additional pictures So is contacting the factory to investigate the issue and he said he will keep me updated. The other thing he said is that his is designed to be 3mm thick or 20% thicker than the original Mizuno.
  8. AtlUmp

    Samurai Throat Guard

    I just recently sent him an email through his website to let him know.
  9. AtlUmp

    Why wear a throat guard?

    My first HS scrimmage the pitcher bounced a curveball in front of the plate, hit me in the bottom of my jaw bone. Been wearing one ever since.
  10. AtlUmp

    Samurai Throat Guard

    Grabbed my backup FM2000 from the car.
  11. AtlUmp

    Samurai Throat Guard

    Got mine installed on my Mizuno and had a game yesterday, took a shot near the screws that cause it to snap into pieces. According to the coach this pitcher sits mid to upper 80s and it was fouled by the batter into the shovel.
  12. AtlUmp

    NFHS DH Rule Situation

    In Fed the pitcher can't bat in the 9th spot. Because the DH and the starting pitcher occupy the same spot in the batting order only 1 of the 2 can be in the game at the same time and the starting pitcher, if pulled, would not be able to reenter for a different player. Rule 3-1-4: "A designated hitter and the player for whom he is batting are locked into the batting order. No multiple substitutions may be made that will alter the batting rotation."
  13. AtlUmp

    Samurai Throat Guard

    I have not, just the order confirmation email.
  14. AtlUmp

    Samurai Throat Guard

  15. AtlUmp

    Samurai Throat Guard