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  1. Logo removal

    Echo the Honigs harness. It’s logo’d but solid color as the straps so can’t really tell it’s there. Also has hidden tunnels to keep the excess straps contained.
  2. 3-man, R3 , less than 2 outs, fly ball to LF and U3 goes out. Pu has tag of R3, U1 has to haul a** across for playback at 3rd F7 makes the playback into 3rd on a retreating R3, plays out like a “ normal” leaving early appeal (no tag on runner, fielder holding the bag) Now the situation, and it doesn’t matter which one, PU has info from one part of the play that affects U1’s end ruling: Say ball beats runner to the base, but U1 ruling on the play is “Safe” because there is no tag, not seeing it as a left early/no retouching appeal, but PU does have him leaving early. —or— U1rules him out on left early/no retouch appeal, but PU has him leaving/retouching legally so it becomes a tag play. Thoughts? PU need to step in with crew and clarify all the parts of the play with everyone? Hopefully all this makes this makes sense.
  3. Obstruction on trail runner

    Wanted to put this out there because I guess I'm not sure of the answer. Set-up: R2,R1 or R1 only, Batter hits a ball to the gap everyone has a chance to get extra bases Lead runner gets a bad read, trips up, or 3rd base coach sucks and holds the lead runner at 3rd. Trailing runner is rounding 2nd, obstructed by F4/6, but continues to 3rd base and is retired by relay throw just short of the base. Do we award R1/BR third and "force" lead runner home and score, or are we keeping lead runner at 3rd, and placing trail runner back at 2nd. Applying the same ruling as ball thrown out of play that you place the lead runner and adjust or are we awarding the runner obstructed and moving people forward to adjust for the infraction. Thanks in advance
  4. Dan McDonnell Ejection

    Not a lip reader by any means, but this is what I thought was said. Video also doesn't show whole arguement As the arguement started HC seemed to point/gesture to video board and said something along the lines of everyone could tell he was safe. Winter seemed to say something to instruct to not point towards videoboard. Now to the sbnation link I thought Winters said "this is your warning, no more Dan" just as that clip started. Then some parting shot. Thats my take. It'll probably be a video with the audio included next season.
  5. WVG issues

    Mine have those loops but they are on the lower side pad and run the whole length (3-4 inches) so there's a lot of play. Ump-attire pic has the side loops more akin to the WVP. Thinking I may just tack sew them down a little do make a smaller channel for the strap to run through. Maybe that will prevent the sliding underneath that lower outside pad.
  6. WVG issues

    It's not the harness. I've had the stock, the Honigs, the delta-flex, and the force 3 all on it and it does it with all of them. It's doesn't move up and down, And the straps don't loosen. It the fact the straps shift under the outside padding of the protector rather then "riding" on the plates.
  7. WVG issues

    I've got a WVG that I've had maybe 5 years, but only have worn 10 times, maybe. I just can't get to liking it. I've got the WVP that I love, but it's starting to get worn down, so I've been hoping to use the WVG more. My my issues are mainly these. I don't like the hard plastic in the middle neck area. Seems to really stick out and my chin/throat hits it. Hurts a little, but mainly rises to just above an annoyance. WVP has that pad there. Other issue is the bottom section folds under on me, and then the straps wrap around the bottom and then I'm adjusting all the time. It also then changes how it "rides" and pushes into my throat Have the force 3 harness on it, used to have the old Honigs K1 harness on it that was a slight early upgrade from the Wilson stock one. I know it needs to break in, but I've worked it over pretty good, folding the sections over and over again through the years, and store it "balled up". Just cant seem to like it. Took it off after 1.5 innings today during a rain delay. Any one run into things like this? Do I just need to keep wearing and I'll get used to it? Like I said my WVP is getting pretty nasty, look to alternate to extend each ones life cycle.
  8. Plate Coat

    Honig's has them in the 40's along with the sport loft as mentioned. Reached out Fechheimer/Flying Cross and they have pulled out of making them too. Just need to keep looking around I guess and some relic will become available.
  9. Plate Coat

    Anyone know if plate coats are being sold by anyone? Know that Honigs was ordering from Hardwicks' and dropped them, and even reached out to Hardwicks and got a response that they no longer make them. Know they are fading out, just wanted to be able to get one, and have that option to wear in colder weather. Did the google search route too and came up with nothing. Hoping someone has some answers or ideas.
  10. Pre-game Rituals

    Left handed, but I honestly don't think that why. I've always done left to right for as long as I can really remember, back to playing goalie in hockey in grade school and catcher in baseball. Also applies to getting dressed in regular clothes. Only do 2 things right side first, putting in my contacts and cleaning my ears with Q-tips.
  11. Pre-game Rituals

    I've changed what I do over the years, used to drink a certain drink, eat something specific, listen to a certain song. Right now for a college game I'll eat a PB&J about 15 mins out from my arrival time which is about 1.5 hrs before first pitch. Do that because I'll usually have somewhere from 1hr-3hr drive and would have eaten before I left. Want to have something to last duration of game. After that it's same deal for college and HS. About 45 mins out I drink a 5-hr and start drinking a bottle of water. Will get a bathroom trip in as well; 2-3 sometimes. I get dressed left to right (left leg, then right leg in pants etc.). This is a must, and even do it with regular clothes, not just a baseball thing. Plate gear goes on left to right; shoes, shins, chest, ball bags, in that order. If I'm in a locker room, I'm the last one to leave. National anthem I close my eyes at "oh say does that..." open eyes after last notes stops, put on my hat, tap my left shoe twice, and then 3 small claps, or taps on my right thigh with my right hand if I have my mask. Quirky enough? These are just habits/routines I've just done and stuck with over the many years of sports and now officiating. All are replaceable except the getting dressed Left to right. I've in the past accidentally done something right side first, and proceeded to take everything off and restart from scratch.
  12. Type of hem on pants

    I've always had the hidden stitching, about 2" up from the bottom. I've never told anyone what to do it that way, its's just what they've always done. Had pairs done from about 6 different places over the years including Honigs warehouse. Just took in the poly-spandex last week and for the first time was asked which I wanted. Went with the hidden one because it's what I've always done. I also thought the normal would show a lot more then they do in the poly-wools that I've seen people have the normal stitching done. I have had had the hem get caught a couple times and rip. Took them back and they restitched.
  13. All-star delta flex chest protector harness

    @Thunderheads Lock it up, sold
  14. Never been used, fitted it to my Gold, sized it, then decided I didn't like it. Don't have the side clips for it but upper straps have the sizing slides on it. $20 shipped within the US. https://www.ump-attire.com/Baseball-Umpire-Equipment/Gear-Footwear/Replacement-Mask-Pads-Straps/CPUHPRO_All-Star-Delta-Flex-Umpire-Chest-Protector-Replacement-Harness
  15. Flex Style Harness

    Are you still looking? I'm willing to part with mine. Never used it. Put it on my Gold sized it, didn't like it. Doesn't not have the side clips that fit the All-star or t-hooks either.