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celt62

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  1. You're right. You can't anymore. My bad. I have my old copy in a baseball bin. It's still like new because I take all my guides/rule books to Staples and have the covers laminated then spiral bound. They're easier to read and last forever.
  2. Get it off Referee.com. The price there is normal.
  3. I agree, plate coat. They look great too. If you wear a platinum get a long or extra long and at least one size up because it's a big rig in the shoulders and have your tailor take it in while you wear it with your cp on. Other cps you should size it like your normal sportcoat because they're made to accomodate cps. I would still get a pullover too though (if price isn't an issue) because you don't want to wear a plate coat in the rain because they're made of a good percentage of wool and when they get wet it smells like a wet dog plus there's always a shrinkage possibility. And you don't want shrinkage...
  4. I don't know if this is the right area in NCAA but does anyone have the 2014 NCAA preseason guide in pdf form? I got mine at the clinic in hard copy and misplaced it. I didn't join arbiter this year being an off year so I can't download it from there. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Sorry if this request is in the wrong spot. Thanks to all that sent pdfs. Much appreciated, thanks again.
  5. It is a great deal. I wrote them and it's a typo. It's actually 228 yen which is only 82 cents. I'm getting five at that price... Wow, you can write japanese? I wonder what your line up cards look like.... I can only imagine the ejection reports... Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk I just threw symbols in from Dice-Ks wonderful old contract and it seemed to work. Either that or I'm getting a bag of old helmets for that price. Can't wait to see. Never had an ejection report come back. They must have just given up.
  6. It is a great deal. I wrote them and it's a typo. It's actually 228 yen which is only 82 cents. I'm getting five at that price...
  7. Last year at Philly the rumor was that it was being moved to Pittsburgh. It's still at Philly...
  8. Worth every penny. I also bought this years BRD book and I'm going to use that for help also because it gives listings alphabetically which should prove to be a valuable tool.
  9. UA for everything. Cold gear tights in March and April and Heatgear the rest of the season. I'm very fortunate though because I have a UA outlet in my town. Coldgear clearance in the summer and Heatgear clearance in the winter. Can't beat it.
  10. I have a wide foot and wear both. NBs most of the time but the Magistrates on muddy days because they have better tractiion then the NBs which tend to get like skates on muddy clay.
  11. They have a WORLD CHAMPION baseball team. Go Sox! BRAVO!
  12. I couldn't believe it. I drove 3 hours all the way to Fenway and the Sox weren't there. It was open, but there was snow and ice on the field. It was hockey!? I used the Notre Dame/B.C. Frozen Fenway hockey game to try out my Christmas presents. The new UA cold gear held up very well. I got a pair of the Base 3.0s leggings and mock, wigwam 40 below socks (black of course) and they were unbelievably warm which will be perfect for those balmy March/April days up here. Also tried out my new capband/earband that your visor goes through but doesn't block logos or anything but warm on the ears and back of the head. A good 6 hour test. By the way, ND got screwed on a review at the end because the refs wanted to get out because it was going on midnight and a wind chill of minus 13. Just my opinion... I'm a bitter Irish fan.
  13. We have a specific dress code in our association. Most do. Ours says a black belt. Doesn't matter if it's patent or not. Guess we're more interested in things like getting calls right than if everyone's belts match. Guarantee no one on either side is paying attention to your belt. I agree. But who says you can't emphasize both? Do you wear matching pants? Shirts? Hats? Do you shine shoes too? Or does your association just care if their black and you get the call right? It's just because they believe if you're going to get paid like a professional you should look like one and I don't think the extra couple of dollars will break the bank. I didn't realize this topic turned into a battle of associations as implied "mine's better than yours" and inferring that "we just want to look good and screw everything else". WOW! I didn't mean to strike a nerve. I was just stating what ours requires. You didn't strike a nerve and I'm not getting into an association pissing match with anyone. Look, I see umpires from all over the country each year. It is my opinion based on what I've seen over the years that local associations should be spending much more of their time discussing rules and mechanics than they do worrying about what umpires wear. Guys get in charge, let it go to their head and start running around acting like Hitler. They want everyone to look alike (and that's great) but looking alike is a very small piece of the umpiring puzzle. Everyone wearing the same belt is pretty extreme. I have been asked questions like "I know they don't like you having too much white on your shoes. Do you think my shoes have too much white on them?" The reality is THEY...whoever they is...don't really care a whole lot about the amount of white on your shoes. If you only knew how little time major D1 and pro umpires spend on their appearance. Too many times to count I've played the "smell this" game. Too many times we've discussed if someone's pants are too wrinkled to wear because they've been in their bag for a week. Too many times we've wiped our shoes down with a towel before walking on the field. Right now my plate shoes are in my gear bag caked in dried mud from the last plate I worked and they will remain that way until February 2...the date of my first game. Do I shine my shoes? No. Do I clean them? Yes. Do our pants and shirts match? Nope. I've walked on a D1 field with post season umpires and we've had 3 different model pants - polys, Davis, and Smittys. Shirts? Honigs, CKs and Smittys. Did anyone notice? No. I've seen hundreds of coaches evaluations over the years. Do you know how many have mentioned an umpire's appearance in a negative way? One. And rightfully so. The kid had his shirt tucked about half way in and had his hat backwards. That's it. It's fine with taking pride in your appearance but it's not the end all. Too many people think too highly of themselves and feel they are in the spotlight. I say this a lot...the next time you have a play to end an inning where a kid is out by 30 feet. Don't make a call and see what happens. The teams will change and the game will move on and you've never made a call. The bottom line is this, you can look like crap and still advance because you have "it". But if you don't have "it" you can look like $1,000,000.00 and never advance. Wow! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!
  14. Appearance, appearance, appearance. We have a specific dress code in our association. Most do. Ours says a black belt. Doesn't matter if it's patent or not. Guess we're more interested in things like getting calls right than if everyone's belts match. Guarantee no one on either side is paying attention to your belt. I agree. But who says you can't emphasize both? Do you wear matching pants? Shirts? Hats? Do you shine shoes too? Or does your association just care if their black and you get the call right? It's just because they believe if you're going to get paid like a professional you should look like one and I don't think the extra couple of dollars will break the bank. I didn't realize this topic turned into a battle of associations as implied "mine's better than yours" and inferring that "we just want to look good and screw everything else". WOW! I didn't mean to strike a nerve. I was just stating what ours requires.
  15. I've never seen an association that didn't have a specific dress code. We must be crazy up here in the frozen northeast.
  16. 1.75" and my association requires "gloss" belts only.
  17. I have a low profile TI mask and wish they made them for them but no one makes them for that mask. I like them because I don't like wearing sunglasses under the mask.
  18. celt62

    2014 CCA Manual

    Got it today. The only changes are in three and four man having to do with rotations and initial positions. If you do three and four man it is recommended. But if you're strictly two man, use last years and save money because there aren't any changes in two.
  19. celt62

    2014 CCA Manual

    I haven't received my books yet and I'll post the changes as soon as I get them.
  20. I'm also Danbury in February. I don't go to regional clinics unless it's a new rule book so every other year for me.
  21. celt62

    2014 CCA Manual

    I just was on Referee.com and the 2014 CCA manuals are available. I just picked up my two for the year. I hope there are more changes in this year's version than last year. It was kind of a waste last year because it was virtually the same as 2012 with only a few changes which they went over at the regional clinics anyway.
  22. celt62

    BRD Book

    The electronic or "pdf" version is available so you could put it on your phone or wherever you want. It's $15 but you have to show proof of purchase of the book to get it by email. The instructions are on the first couple of pages of the book with a no-sharing promise attached. I'm going to get mine next week.
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