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BlueRanger

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    Somewhere In Texas
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    Sci-Fi, Basketball, Football, Movies, Film Criticism, Food

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    Catcher
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    Rec, Travel/Select
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  1. BlueRanger

    Back Up Mask

    Absolutely! They're also super annoying, since when they (over)crush it sounds like someone hacking at styrofoam with a box cutter. I'll probably order some TWs off UA with a throat guard in a week or two. I don't start fall ball until September.
  2. BlueRanger

    Back Up Mask

    Not to derail the thread, but I just got a new backup mask off of craigslist... Still in the wrapper... For $20...
  3. BlueRanger

    Looking For A New Equipment Bag

    I don't fly around to umpire, though that does sound pretty fun! I asked a few of my association's vets for their advice and they suggested the Ebag for travelling and the Diamond or Champro if just putting it in the car.
  4. BlueRanger

    LLWS Discussion / Umpires / Plays / Etc ...

    Ok, I love the LLWS and all the rah rah for the never-appreciated umpires and volunteers. But, there are two things that irritate me out the wazoo with the LLWS, despite my enjoyment of the event otherwise. 1) ESPN Commentary Its awful. There is so much needless filler shoehorned into the broadcast its insane. If you took the filler out, there might be a solid five minutes of legit analysis of the game. 2) ESPN Graphics Pitch Speed: 71 MLB: 93 I actually thought "The Ocho" was doing a LLWS game the first time I saw this.
  5. BlueRanger

    LLWS Discussion / Umpires / Plays / Etc ...

    Max would've loved it, the PU for the N. California vs. Nevada game had a set of Wilson memory foams loaded on his mask with the 'dubya blacked out, You could only see it on the really up-close shots.
  6. BlueRanger

    LLWS Discussion / Umpires / Plays / Etc ...

    I like that they've stayed away from the professional uniforms, it reminds everyone that the LLWS is umpired by volunteers who donate their time, not professionals. I can understand why one would advocate for the pro uniforms though. Just my
  7. MESSAGE FROM @Thunderheads Original Post: Texas vs. Oklahoma PU sporting a Diamond with Team Wendys and a properly (!!!) attached Mizuno throat guard. Calling a great, consistent zone too! Kinda wish I had him when I played LL eons ago...
  8. BlueRanger

    Apparel n' Equipment Guide v2

    On further reflection, Im going to remove that part. This is supposed to be a factual and informative guide, not my personal opinions. Thanks for the feedback!
  9. BlueRanger

    Apparel n' Equipment Guide v2

    Original guide restructuring has finished! Please continue to offer criticism so I can improve it. Thanks, -BR
  10. BlueRanger

    Back Up Mask

    Sounds like a perfect question for @MadMax
  11. BlueRanger

    Mask Porn?

    If you were wearing a black shirt it probably looks badass, but with blue and cream I would say there should be a bit more contrast. But, hey, to each his own. You were willing drop the big $$$ to get one, so who am I to critique?
  12. BlueRanger

    Mask Porn?

    If the straps were black or a really dark grey that would be one of the sexiest masks in existence imho.
  13. BlueRanger

    Looking For A New Equipment Bag

    Thanks!
  14. The old mizuno catchers equipment bag I've been using has finally fallen apart, so I'm looking for a new bag. I have heard the Champro isn't very good, but it is pretty cheap. Some guys have said the Diamond and Force3 are awesome. And one of my partners heavily recommended the Wilson. What do you guys use? -BlueRanger
  15. BlueRanger

    Apparel n' Equipment Guide v2

    Good idea! I'll include that in the reboot
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