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  1. Thunderheads

    State Semi/Finals Tourney

    I was fortunate enough to be selected for the MHSAA State Semi/Finals last month. My first game (semi) I had the plate and had this photo taken ...I thought I'd share.....
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    Bat flip extreme

    WOW< ........I'd have to take a look at some rules, but that's incredibly poor sportsmanship! My first thought would be to let the home run and runs (if any were on base) to count, and toss him after he crosses home plate, but the more I think about it, ...it would probably be best to give a STERN warning to everyone as he's rounding the bases. If someone can cite a NFHS rule here, ...please jump in!
  3. Jesus, if F2 would stop pulling his mitt into the zone like a high-schooler, .... there wouldn't be anything to argue about, .........NOT THAT THERE WAS ANYTHING to argue about .... TT gave DET a strike in that at-bat ..... I think Gardy is frustrated!!
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    Hoodie under plate coat

    Cold weather coats, gloves, and ear muffs/head -neck wraps
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    Hoodie under plate coat

    Jim Wolf has on the MAG, Hicks has on the steel FM4000 That's a hoodie, I watched it last night. Sidenote: Had a game yesterday afternoon (I live in the Detroit area) ...it wasn't nearly as cold as the umpires dress lead you to believe!
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    First piece of new equipment in a while!

    as a mask purchase, yes, but not as a replacement
  7. I'm not talking about 'new' as in 'new to me' ....but I'm talking my first piece of BRAND SPANKING new equipment! My FM4000 MAG will be at my door this afternoon and I must say ....... I'm pretty damn excited! Photo to be added later!
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    Mask Opinions Requested

    Loose makes the mask "spin" off your head and deflect the energy when hit ......
  9. Not sure I understand why Anderson was thrown out? For what? Anyhow, that was entertaining
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    First piece of new equipment in a while!

    AtlUmp is right, ... they are standard color now, but I guess they're not showing up on the site as a replacement color yet. However, they have them
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    First piece of new equipment in a while!

    Just ask for the "graphite" LUC pads when you call .... they HAVE THEM, my mask is proof
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    Dealing with coaches

    it's not ok, and it's getting worse, but trust me, it won't happen every game. Your screen name is Guest Rookie Umpire .... so if you're a rookie, you'll need time to adjust. Be confident, go out there and show them you know what you're doing! Keep doing your best, it'll become easier!
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    Dealing with coaches

    There will always be ahole coaches and players. Sounds to me you did the right thing: You warned him, then restricted him, and kept chirping, ...he's got to go. This is a perfect example of a coach ejecting himself!
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    1st and 3rd

    experience and communication with your partner ..... pre-game situations as much as possible
  15. my ears are bleeding profusely!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Transaction Experience Thread

    All, It has come to our attention that there are a fair amount of transactions that take place between us U-E members. In an effort to improve the site and make everyone involved more comfortable, I am creating this thread (sticky) within the Buy, Sell, Trade forum where U-E members can mention their good transaction experiences, and, just in case, their NOT so good experiences. In the situation you do have a poor, or less desireable transaction, please be fair. No name calling, no embellishing, period! This is your warning. Good transactions should be mentioned as such, ....(think eBay): good communication, fast payment, equipment in good condition, etc, etc. If you'd simply like to start out by stating the members in which you've had good expereince with, you can list them, this way eveyone can see all at once, it's up to you. I have been on different forums that use a thread like this and it can be very helpful to people who are purchasing or selling something for the first time. If you have any questions, PM me. BE FAIR, BE NICE I will start: GOOD TRANSACTIONS WITH: Jocko Conlon FranklinT JaxRolo Slo8140 If I've forgotten someone, let me know, I'll add you
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    Cleaning Smitty Poly Spandex Pants

    And ......the result?????
  18. Is that a Force3???? That was quite a jolt, hope he's ok
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    First piece of new equipment in a while!

    those aren't actually LUC ....they're leather! All Star has leather versions for the MAG mask in black and tan!
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    First piece of new equipment in a while!

    I like it a lot! That was their new tan leather pad for the MAG (NYY @ Astros ) It does seem to affect your voicing, but not as much as you'd think actually. I think the look of the bottom pad is what gives it the distinctive look!
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    Tennessee Wins When F1 Throws Ball Out of Play

    OUCH! Ooops!
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    Throat Guard Question

    Hmmm ...... I used an FM4000 all last season w/ a 6" All Star TG and never had a problem .... maybe post a photo of your rig and set up?
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    Throw to first

    THE PHRASE "VERBATIM" IS INDEED A MYTH .... it doesn't exist .....however, one can infer that the concept of that phrase holds true based on definitions. I only see ONE comment by wolfe_man, and I believe he's saying that the comment verbatim doesn't exist. It's probably semantics, but .....se la vie
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    Throw to first

    Who are "people" ?? I don't see anyone claiming it's a myth What I DO SEE however, is that the phrase "tie goes to the runner" isn't verbatim in the rule book. This statement and what's being discussed is different.
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    Tight Umpire Jacket

    that's correct, and I asked Jim Kirk @UADirOps (Ump-Attire) about it when they first came out ..... it never got anywhere .......sharp jacket!