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  1. It’s impossible for you to give a good review - to a person like me who hasn’t used them - at this point.
  2. Slimmer couch cushion?
  3. OTOH, is anyone walking around HS fields taking note of the white N on our shoes and going home to order them? And we don’t get commission from it? Unless it’s a company I hate and I’m forced to use it for some reason/already own it, I can’t imagine spending time and energy blacking out logos or buying plain clothing so nothing is visible etc. I hope you don’t play men’s league hockey lol. As if me “being a billboard” matters to anyone.
  4. Well you bought the product, so it follows that you’d probably like it and/or recommend it? Not wanting to provide a billboard must be a really tough rule to follow in all aspects of life.
  5. Black shoes, to me, looks too old school. Reminds me of a guy with only a navy blue, heather gray pants, and plain black shoes he bought somewhere. Some white somewhere just always looks better.
  6. At the HS level, I completely disagree. Travel is another story and is as you described. In travel, I don't think wearing or not wearing glasses makes a difference in said behavior. Clowns are clowns. I've had HS coaches leave them on and we both respect each other, shake hands, use first names. I've left them on while they do even though I usually intend to take them off. Either way, not a big deal.
  7. Care to expand on that? My post said a different way: probably not a big deal to them/in general. There are a lot more important things I can do to adhere whatever standard you'd like to put out there. "That guy forgot to take his sunglasses off even though mine were on too". The horror!
  8. Almost every coach comes to the plate meeting with them on and leaves them on, even if we remove ours or didn't start with them on. So to be technical, I'm not looking him in the eye - I'm looking at their sunglasses. I don't think coaches take it as impolite if I don't take mine off when they have theirs on - that wouldn't make any sense. So, I don't think most care. I think what's important is shaking their hand and knowing their name. If we're really about being polite or whatever, in theory shouldn't we take our hat off as well? Like golfers at the end of a round? That seems a bit much. That being said, sometimes I remember to put them on my hat to walk to the field and put them on after, sometimes I have them on and I don't really think about the fact that I'm wearing them for the conference. If a partner or coach takes his off, it'll usually prompt me to take mine off as I remember they are on.
  9. I still swear by the patch latch. Haven’t had a problem with it.
  10. Lightning delays is where you run into a problem. Was held hostage this last summer during a lightning delay with no end in sight, site personnel trying to talk to TD elsewhere, no one wants to call it, won’t get championship game in after it anyway due to no lights, etc. That’s the one time we get really screwed. At some point we either need to get paid to sit around, or be able to leave after X time without penalty. That’s a complete waste of my time.
  11. Depends what level ball you are working, IMO. If you mainly work varsity, you need to get a second pair so you aren’t way off from your partner (yes, charcoal gray differs brand to brand, but it’s not terribly noticeable like medium gray/heather would be). Maybe even get combos, so you only have one backup pair that can work for either job. If you work sophomore or freshman and/or travel/in-house? Who cares, you aren’t matching anyone, they are gray, it’s more than good enough. No one involved in the game will know, nor care, that they are the wrong shade of gray at that point. They are just happy you’re there giving a good effort. I realize you said evaluator, which implies varsity, but maybe that’s not the case since you might be new to the pants game? As someone mentioned above, evaluators aren’t at most games in my neck of the woods. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen one outside of a playoff game, unless it’s someone from my organization, which is also extremely rare And if it’s a true “I have the other car today, picked this up while at work, only have backup gear on me today” that’s more than OK in my book. I wouldn’t sweat it.
  12. Three warm up pitches between innings, no other infield balls.
  13. I used to give time almost every time it was requested, unless the pitcher was already delivering. I stopped it this year. Run into a couple issues and have called 4 or 5 strikes on guys stepping out, but so be it. You’ll learn to not just back out of the box when you say time (and I say no) and you’ll put your other hand on the bat instead of showing me your palm for ten seconds. Unless there is a good reason for time in the box, I don’t call it. Get in the box and hit. It’s a 1-1 pitch with no one on. You don’t need time. Few issues, but plenty of “no” and they stay in and get ready to hit, so in the long run I think it has helped. Some teams will try to slow down a pitcher with good pace. No. Why should we let you slow down a pitcher that gets it and throws it? They get cheered for time. “Yeah, your box”. No, it’s my box.
  14. In MLB replay for a force play, is it considered possession when it enters the circumference of the glove, even if not entirely closed yet? Or is it when the glove closes on it/hits back of glove? Obviously we listen for the glove and watch the bag. We can’t see, nor differentiate, ball within the circumference of the glove. You can on replay, however. Is there anything in the MLB replay rules for this?
  15. They addressed this: AND (ii) the batter, in the umpire’s judgment, demonstrates or otherwise creates an impression of his intent to advance to first base. If first base is occupied when the batter chooses to become a runner this creates a force play."
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