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Everything posted by catsbackr

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    Where should I put my water bottles?

    I am sure I am in the minority here, but.... I have NEVER brought water or drinks to the field with me. EVER.
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    1st to 3rd move test question

    Wow, this is horribly worded question.
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    Iso Wilson Shin Guards

    Here's you a link: https://www.ump-attire.com/Baseball-Umpire-Equipment/Gear-Footwear/Shin-Guards/?page=1&perpage=28&cat=144&orderby=price desc&brand=&search= Just saying....
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    NFHS Rules: Catcher's Helmet

    As long as HS kids and below turn their head rather than keeping their head forward, the HSM is needed. I see it all of the time.
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    Arbiter Pay Debit Card

    This is exactly what I did!
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    Throat Guard Question

    Yep, how much body lean you have in your stance will dictate whether or not you need the TG and which one. See my profile pic. I didn't used to use one, but I have a ton of gap with my stance, so now I wear one. I've only been hit once, but that was enough to scare the crap out of me.
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    Ejections. Ejections Everywhere...

    11U baseball and coaches are dropping F-bombs? Really? Don't walk away from this league, RUN!
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    Malicious Contact Ejection and Forfeit

    Like I said before, don't work solo games. Hardly anything good comes from it. Coaches feel like they can take cheap shots, you feel like you have zero help, because you don't, if you do dump someone, they get to get their "money's worth", because there is no one there to rodeo or intervene. So what happens? You either stand there and take whatever they want to give you or you bow your neck and give it right back to them. No win situation. Don't work solo games.
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    Nike Ti or Adidas

    I should have posted this on Ebay finds!
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    Malicious Contact Ejection and Forfeit

    I too agree with what Maven said. If at all possible, don't work games solo.
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    Nike Ti or Adidas

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    Transaction Experience Thread

    Awesome transaction with @wolfe_man on this beautiful Nike steel mask! Thanks Keith!
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    Throat Guard Question

    See pic above. That's my setup. Or, see pic here.
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    Throat Guard Question

    The 4" comes nowhere near my CP.
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    Ebay finds

    Just a reminder to watch Ebay if you're looking for equipment. I picked this West Vest up for a friend for $77.00 including shipping. Wilson West Vest Umpire Chest Protector Black Wilson West Vest Umpire Chest Protector Black (121196452477) | Sale date: 10/22/13 Tracking number: -- Estimated Delivery: Fri. Oct. 25 - Thu. Oct. 31
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    Throat Guard Question

    I have had the same quandry about wearing a TG. I have worn them in the past, I have had them work in the past, but I do understand what @Rock Bottom is saying. You basically can't look down with the 6" TG on or the TG gets caught on your CP. So, I'm back to sometimes I wear the TG and sometimes I don't. Oh, and don't wear the 4", all it will do is hit you in the throat!
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    Time Play

    Unfortunately, most guys not only don't come up big on the time play, but they rarely line it up to rule on it.
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    Force 3 16.5" Ultimate Umpire Shins Guards

    And, I'll take them if everything falls through!
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    Marucci Catchers Mask

    @jwclubbie, You need to make friends with ETSU's catcher!
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    Infield Fly Rule

    OK, we'll just disagree. No big deal.
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    Infield Fly Rule

    So you believe making a catch with ordinary effort and making a very difficult catch are the same thing? No. One thing contradicts the other.
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    Infield Fly Rule

    Yeah, no. You're assuming. The OP basically states all the pitcher was doing was getting out of the way. The pitcher had no intention of catching the ball.
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    Infield Fly Rule

    Is "make a very difficult catch" ordinary effort?
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    Brand new Force 3, Black/Silver, $150

    Sold locally, lock it up @Thunderheads.
  25. I have an almost brand new, worn 5 times, black and silver Force 3 mask with sunshield, for sale. $150 shipping included. Prefer Money order, I don't really know how to do Paypal or whatever. I can text pictures, I don't know how to post the pictures.