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  1. Underwhelmed with meeting me I’m sure! Hahaha. That was a fun day. I ALMOST bought some ECU Pirates gear that day. Great pics. Thanks for sharing!
  2. -Majestic Black, Medium short sleeve. Some fading. -Official’s Choice short sleeve, Olive Green- M and L and Pink-L and XL Honig’s short sleeve Navy and Light Blue with 4” # 22 on right sleeve on Navy shirt and 3” #22 on light blue Honig’s Navy, Large, Long Sleeve with 4” #22 on right sleeve. I will pay shipping by first class Manila envelope any other shipping method you pay
  3. Have not worn for 3 or 4 years. Again, nothing wrong with it. Very comfortable and light. $45. You pay shipping.
  4. Another gear item I have not work for 2 years. Nothing wrong. Just like my F3’s better. These are the taller ones. 18.5”? $50. You pay shipping.
  5. I’m ready to sell it. Haven’t worn it in 2 years. Nothing wrong with it. I’m just a runt and my baby sized WV Gold fits me better. So, let me know. Price is firm. I’ll pay shipping to lower 48. Sorry Canada, Europe and Alaska-Hawaii. Your shipping costs are outrageous.
  6. Headed to Fayetteville now. No gear made the trip. So no umpiring this time.
  7. I will be TDY for my job as an Army Civilian to Fort Bragg for most of March. I can bring my gear and work some games. I’ve already worked 8 college games so far this season thanks to some nice weather last weekend here in Joplin and KC, MO. I don’t like to work kid games. Only 15 year old and up. I am also NFHS certified in Kansas so I can work high school level as well if any exists. I can drive about an hour radius from Fayetteville to work and can work 3 to 4 games a day if need be. Prefer DH’s. I don’t step on a field for less than $65 per game though. A guy has to have standards. 15 years of high school and 13 years of college level umpiring experience. I think @umpstuand @mazzamouth can vouch that I won’t get you in trouble and that I’m not a reda$$ looking to dump guys either. email to dcteater@gmail.com if you know of anything. I can do MABL/MSBL too. I’ve worked their World Series in Arizona 2 years.
  8. After it’s burned clean and steel wool down to bare metal send it to Tony at Mask-It Sports to have it powder coated. You won’t regret it. I did the plastic torch off around three years ago and painted, repainted, touched up then finally sent it to Tony last year. He put a gunmetal gray finish on it and it looks Fantastic! I had him do a titanium one in flat black too. Both are remarkably professional looking.
  9. With some good old fashioned ingenuity, some web belting (2) with the male/female buckles attached, sharp knife/scissors to cut the web belts, a lighter to burn the end of the webbing I cut, an awl to poke holes in the web belts, four ¼” black Chicago screws to fasten the strap through the T-Hook connector holes already on the front of the protector. A friend to help adjust, some trial and error and about two hours total of fooling with it. I did two CP’s. This one and my Baby sized WV. Cost about $10-12 bucks total for four belts from amazon and a small bag of 24 or so Chicago screws.
  10. As the topic states. I have one. Medium-Large size. Still in great shape. Pec pads removed but will sell them with the CP along with original Velcro WV padding. Also comes With a modified Razzer harness- made the connnection snap-click like on the Force 3 to replace the T-hooks. Will ship T-hooks with it if you’d like to convert back but I bet you won’t . Make me offers. Via PM please. Pics to follow. Also comes with original WV pillow padding.
  11. So, I’ve worn the plate shoes three times so far. All on turf with high quality catchers and have avoided being stepped on and scuffs. They are great. Only complaint is that the skin along my left outer metatarsal bone gets a bit pinched after a few innings. I think it’s because my left foot is a small bit wider now due to the plate and screws and pins implanted in the ankle and fibula bone of my leg from my epic mountain biking fail in 2016. Other shoes fit a little tighter on my left foot too. They just don’t cause as much pinching. It’s okay. They are light, responsive, very sprIngy/padded in the sole and ankle and tongue and look fantastic while worn. Just the right amount of shine with zero effort. Well worth the extra bucks in my opinion. Hopefully, if I ever need anymore plate shoes in the future and nothing better comes along these style Mizuno shoes will still be available.
  12. Majordave

    Does run count

    I just deleted some posts by beerguy55 and Maven for some off-topic conversation. Gentlemen, keep comments relevant to the subject of the original post, closely related conversation divergences or take it to private message land please. No smarmy, smart-assed personal comments or replies desired. No warnings issued at this time.
  13. I only wear Wilsonlow-profile masks. I have three. Two Ti- One black that I had powder coated by Tony at Mask-It! And the original silver I bought from Gerry Davis Sports in 2008 and one Cro-Moly. I have always worn an 8 stitch hat with these masks. I wear my harnesses very loose and my hats very snug. No issues whatsoever with either. Masks spin left or right when hit. Hat stays put. No ill effects like headaches (except for the two games I wore Team Wendy’s pads and had monster headaches from being hit three times total in the two days I wore them). I like the standoff distance that the 8 stitch hat gives me. I also only wear traditional leather mask pads and I wear them for years until they wear out. I don’t change them every year. My pads are tan doeskin Wilson and black leather Wilson. I have one black +POS set of mask pads on my Wilson Cro-moly low-profile that I had Tony powder coat a gun metal gray. All 3 masks set up the same with 6” Wilson MLB logo throat guards, which I highly recommend as well I love the low-profile masks. I’ve tried full profile and think I get a better view with the low. As for the deflection properties of low versus standard profile I found no differences in impacts. The key to avoid injury from baseballs hitting you in the mask is the extra loose harness. Wear it so loose that it just sets on your head and the forehead pad rests on the bill. The chin pad should barely touch your chin or set half inch or so off your chin when in your plate stance depending how far forward you lean in your stance. You cannot run with the loose mask harness on. It will bounce off. We are supposed to pull the mask off for most plays anyway so it’s not an issue for me. However, I notice more and more of my umpire partners wear their masks in more situations than I do. To each his own I guess. Good thing I’m not their evaluator. My .02...... good luck with your decision
  14. @blue23ll Thanks. I have used a similar line in the past. Years ago a college coach in Indiana came out on me in the field after his team was down 19-0 in the middle of the 5th inning of a 9 inning game. He came out, threw his hat, kicked it and told me I was cheating his "kids" after I signaled and called out "YES, he did!" on a check swing appeal from my partner for the third out of his team's at bat that inning. (I'm sure the collegiate players didn't like being called "kids") I walked all the way out to the scoreboard in right center with him following me and complaining all they way. I turned and told him; "Jim, I don't care what you say to me or do, I am not dumping you this game." I also added "We have four more innings of this left to go. You have to find another way to fire up your team. You gave birth to this ugly baby of a game, you'll have to stay here and watch it die just like I do." He just walked away. Never said another word. Final score 26-0. Gotta love NCAA baseball with no run rules.
  15. Be careful what you wish for. I dumped a HS head coach last week at the end of Inning #2 for arguing balls and strikes from the dugout. His team was down 8-0. Unfortunately, I had no choice, when I warned him he told me I didn't have the balls to eject him. I did. His team and their fans awoke from the dead and my 1:30 sure thing run rule game turned into a 3.5 hour ordeal after losing team caught fire scored 4 in the third and several more in the 4th and 5th including a monster 400 foot plus bomb over left center fence to almost tie the game at 10-9. Then home team lit it up (or losing team lost it's mojo-either way) and home team scores 9 in bottom sixth to win 19-9. No good deed goes unpunished. I wish I could take it back. In retrospect I should have let his arguing go and used it as an opportunity to give him some SH*# for poor coaching. Somehow I think that wouldn't have worked out too well either. I hate doing ejection reports. Sigh!
  16. Flyer also posted in Collegiate forum. I have been so feel free to contact me for info if you do not wish to contact the Camp Director, Jon Browar, for information. If you wish to attend you should register early as it will fill up. 2018 Flyer.pptx.pdf
  17. Flyer attached. Contact Jon Browar, name and number on the flyer, for more info and to sign up. It will fill up. Register early. I have been so you may ask me anything you like. 2018 Flyer.pptx.pdf
  18. @Stan W. Are the Nike gel pads leather? If so, where can you buy them? @MadMax I wear leather, 4 or more year old Wilson Doeskin traditional on a Wilson Ti NewView (Flat profile) mask and the Wilson black calf leather traditional pads on a Wilson New View Ti mask. Get hit in the mask all the time. No ill effects whatsoever. The key is the looseness of the mask harness. Mine hangs off my cap bill and barely touches my chin until a baseball comes into contact with it or I stand up or I speak which moves my jaw/chin into the mask. Again, NO ILL EFFECTS whatsoever. They key to all of this is the looseness of the mask harness. All of the energy moves through the mask as it spins off your cap bill and head. Sometimes the mask hits the ground. Most of the time I just grab it off the side of my head and re-adjust. Sometimes I look at it first for dents. None so far and I have worn my primary Ti Mask since July of 2008 for the overwhelming majority of my games worked. High school, college from JUCO to NAIA to NCAA D II and MSBL Men's leagues including the 18 and over, 25 and over MSBL World Series out there in Phoenix. I own a pair of +POS black doeskin(?) traditional pads still in the package. Have not tried them yet but they seem very nice. As for Team Wendy's pads, The ONLY three times I had a headache or any ill effects from being hit in the mask were three consecutive NAIA games over three days wearing the Team Wendy's pads in 45-55 degree weather. Where I am certain I suffered at least one concussion. F*#K Team Wendy's mask pads. F*#K ' em I say. Now the Team Wendy chest protector retrofit padding is not so bad. I have that installed on a M-L WV Gold and I like the thin status with the hard shell but I still feel it when I am hit in the CP. It just doesn't hurt but sometimes I have a red mark. When I wear my F3 Unequal V1A I know I was hit but don't feel it. With my Tiny S-M WV Gold with the original thick air foam "sofa cushion" pads I feel nothing IF the ball actually hits the CP. It is so small I sometimes get nicked in the belly or the side of my ribcage on a hit batsman deflection but that is a rare event. I know the risks. I pays my buck and I takes my chances. My two cents.......Everyone should wear what makes them most comfortable. My two cents.
  19. @MadMax said: "Have your Gold shinguards flattened out and become like cricket or hockey goalie leg guards?" Hahaha. They do that? I have a pair as a backup. I don't think they have not done that yet but now I plan to go check. But I bet you have a solution or a fix to re-curve them. Please tell us Max. Enquiring minds want to know. @clasonater You should try F3 shinguards. They really are far superior to the Wilson WV Gold. I promise. No comparison. None. I am also thinking about buying some golf pants in combos to see if they fit a bit more snugly as I really don't like the flapping in the breeze effect of these pants in the incessant Kansas winds. Anyone tried both and have a report or opinion. Anyone had their base pants taken in on the sides any? They really aren't working for me anymore either.
  20. @umpstuI’m not Caligula Stu. I don’t like to mix my dalliances. I keep umpiring here where it belongs. And my foodie/wannabe chef activities on Facebook and Instagram where they belong.
  21. @gnhbua93 Great share of your dealings with them. Congrats for getting it worked out @MadMax Excellent advice
  22. try our member @Chris Hickman, he is the inventor of the Officials Locker Room. He also has a profile on here named The Officials Locker Room. Maybe a website named that too.
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