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boyinr last won the day on December 14 2018

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    Carolinas Umpire Association
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    MS to Adult
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  1. Shouldn't it be as east as a magnet? If it is Titanal (aluminium) or steel the magnet will tell the story. My Adidas is hollow steel.
  2. Not I. I worn these most of the summer on dry games. and found them to be a great shoe. I checked mine out and there is noting there that I can feel.
  3. Anyone try this shoe yet? My NB460 V3 have ripped where the plate attaches to the toe after about 50-60 games. I am going to take it to a cobbler but, I don't hold much hope to be able to stop this from tearing further. Hate to spend another $150 on this model again. I liked the fit and the lightweight but, not as durable as I had hoped/expected.
  4. My vote is for a Douglas with the tee hooks and one of the neoprene harnesses (all star, force 3, ump life). I do understand that makes this a $250 cp but it is the best balance of low profile and protection IMO. I am a similar size 5-8, 180. I also have a S7 that I wear. I can wear a M shirt with the Douglas, but with the S7 it's a L shirt Personally, I would rather hear "dang he took that shot to the chest and it never bothered him one bit" than "dang no wonder he is hurt, it doesn't even look like he's wearing a chest protector". I'd look like robocop if it guaranteed I would never get hurt. I have never been in a situation where I wished I was less protected. Regardless of the level, I wear the exact same gear. That's my choice.
  5. Congratulations!! I will be there for some of the games. Not sure which ones yet.
  6. I have had my Diamond 33" bag now for 8+ years and have never regretted buying it. I love knowing that with one bag I have everything I need.
  7. I will start with the two that I commonly see and have experience with. The Diamond iX3 (non Big League pads) and the pads that come on any Champro frame including the magnesium.
  8. Great transactions with #1 seller @wolfe_man. Also a great transaction @jwclubbie.
  9. SOLD. @Thunderheads please do your thing and lock it down.
  10. The purpose of the frame is to stop the ball from physically hitting your face and to hold the pads. Almost any frame will do that. Materials vary but the actual performance of the two design requirements is minimal based on what the frame is made of. It is more about the design/shape and how it suits you and the pads you put the frame that you prefer. A pair of Team Wendy's in your present frame would be better for upper level ball than a exotic frame with some sorry pads.
  11. Wilson Dyna-Lite Aluminum mask. Like new. Never worn in a game Tried on and messed up the harness during trimming . Still in the plastic bag. So the harness is scrap (no one seems to like the MLB logo harnesses anyways) but he mask and pads are brand new. Will ship to you for $70 PP F&F. Stock photos until I can upload the actual pics.
  12. IMO "A" would be batting through the line up "B" would be batting around.
  13. https://www.pressherald.com/2019/05/19/his-only-home-is-the-plate/ A nice article about being a minor league umpire.
  14. they likely sold too many and could not keep up with the demand .
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