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About Thawk

  • Birthday 07/31/1977

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    Norfolk, Va

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  • Types/Levels of Baseball called
    High School, JV, Rec
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  1. Hey everyone, So I have a Force 3 V3 CP which I absolutely love. However, one problem I have is the edges of some of the plates are protruding out. I want to try and form the plates to better contour the CP to my chest. Any suggestions, methods that have worked??
  2. I use the Force3 V3 CP. It is so light and comfortable I hardly notice I'm wearing it. Have taken shots off it from rec level to high school, with no ill effects.
  3. Not at all. And just to make sure the colors don't fade, wash on permanent press cycle, then hang them up overnight using pants hangers(kind that hold the pant legs) to dry.
  4. LA's Totally Awesome, or Simple Green. They both cut right through dirt and grime, and you get a lot for a little because they are in a concentrate.
  5. Maybe, but you said the key word - "consistently". How many times have we as umpires heard the coaches complain about calls not going the same both ways. Once he established his zone, it did not change at all. Hitters and pitchers adapted to him.
  6. I was at a AAA ballgame this past weekend, and saw a very interesting form of timing play mechanics. Obviously there was a timing play at the plate. Run scored, and when the out was called at second, PU signaled two times to the plate, and then turned around and signaled up to the press box level to inform the scorekeeper. When he did, he made it with a very emphatic motion, and it actually looked like he ejected someone. The catcher even thought he had been thrown out of the game and started arguing with the PU, manager right on his heels. Took about 5 seconds, but when the catcher and manager understood what the PU did, they ended up having a laugh about it. Guess the PU was wanting to keep the players on their toes.
  7. Please tell me it was in a "How not to call a game" training?
  8. Nope, just the regular pants.
  9. I've got 2 pairs of Smitty Umpire Pants I need to get rid of. Bought them as backups, but decided to stick with Gerry Davis Slacks. It's one pair Base and one pair plate. 42" for both, unhemmed, tags still on them. Will do $50 w/shipping.
  10. @LRZI consulted with my partner confirm my understanding of the rule only
  11. So I had a situation yesterday I would like some opinions on. Let me lay out the situation for you. PONY Mustang(9-10yr old) end of season playoff game. R1 on 3B, R2 on 2B. Honestly don't remember how the play went down, but here was where I went into my quandary. R1 comes home, but doesn't touch the plate. Before R1 comes back to touch the plate, R2 comes home, and DOES touch the plate. So I know that if the other team saw that R1 missed the plate, I've got an out. Sure as shooting, the coach comes out, but he says he's protesting that R1 missed the plate. I called time, and when to confer with my partner to ensure I had an out. He agreed with me. When I came back to the coach I told him that he needed to perform an appeal play. SO after the coach explained everything step by step to his players, I call R1 out. IMMEDIATELY the 3B coach comes over and starts arguing that I should have not advised the coach on what he should have done. My quandary is this; Should have I said anything to the coach?
  12. I'd give her a 5 out of 10
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