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ATXBlue last won the day on November 25 2018

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  • Your Association Name
    Austin Baseball Umpire Association
  • Occupation
    eCommerce Merchandising
  • Types/Levels of Baseball called
    High School
  • How did you hear about Umpire-Empire?
    ABUA (umpire.org)

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  1. ATXBlue

    Equipment question

    @Mark Gaver I am guessing you are looking to spend in the $80- $90 range, I have had a great experience with my Diamond iX3 (cheaper than BL) in my first year. If you're looking to save money on a mask and spend it elsewhere I would highly recommend. It is very light and provides great vision for $70. The pads are not the greatest but can easily be replaced if you want to. I would say it all depends on the level of game you are calling but the iX3 was just fine for JV baseball here in TX last year. I would say if you are looking to buy today, use GREEN10 on Ump Attire and save a little bit of cash.
  2. ATXBlue

    New ump in Austin

    @Bluedevil771 thanks yeah I hear ya, I’m 28 and feel like I’m on the much younger side of the average. What league/association you with?
  3. @tpatience Anyway to join if you don’t have Facebook?
  4. ATXBlue

    New ump in Austin

    You are not wrong on that one, it is growing like crazy. Wish we could find umpires at a fraction of the rate. Thanks! Looking forward to it. Saw your post on the new TASO uniform policy, hoping the Austin chapter starts to phase the new shirts in.
  5. ATXBlue

    Ump Attire Black Friday

    Now there is a topic that could hijack a thread, but I'm with you 100%. I'm on the young end of the spectrum and wish the same thing.
  6. ATXBlue

    Ump Attire Black Friday

    Huge news! Half of my list of wants are Force3
  7. ATXBlue

    Ump Attire Black Friday

    Just those 6 for now, the shirts and the pads peaked my interest. Our state association has opened up to the MLB shirt but our local hasn’t made the call on changing shirts. Wish I knew so I could pick up some at a discount.
  8. ATXBlue

    Ump Attire Black Friday

    Happy Thanksgiving, some great deals from our friends at UA... https://www.ump-attire.com/Company-News/Black-Friday-Specials-for-Umpires-Referees please don’t take all of the Team Wendy’s pads!
  9. ATXBlue

    Ump Attire Black Friday

    Ends Midnight CST tonight
  10. ATXBlue

    Ump Attire Black Friday

    For those in the market for new shoes... Save $20 off your $100 or more order when you purchase any pair(s) of shoes. https://www.ump-attire.com/Company-News/Pre-Black-Friday-Shoe-Sale
  11. ATXBlue

    Ump Attire Black Friday

    It's a heck of a deal, I am not in the market for a new one but I was almost tempted.
  12. ATXBlue

    Ump Attire Black Friday

    Keep a look out on Ump Attire for Black Friday deals! Last I checked they had 1 Wilson Dyna-Lite Aluminum for $90 left on sale today. I work in eCommerce so I get geeked up about this stuff and you gotta love great deals. @Scott K any insider info on what will be on sale this week?
  13. ATXBlue

    Shin Guards with Mid-Cut Plates

    Thanks @MadMax @boyinr @BT_Blue & @Richvee! I know now what I’m adding to the ever growing Christmas wish list
  14. Looking for suggestions/opinions on new shins to wear with the NB Mid-cut V3 Plate Shoes. I like the Force3s but I am worried the ankle padding extending past the top of the shoe. Any thoughts?
  15. ATXBlue

    New ump in Austin

    Hello from Austin, TX....One high school season under my belt at the JV/Fresh level, full time gig had me out of the game for the summer/fall but getting back in it this spring. Looking forward to being a part of this community.