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The Short Umpire last won the day on November 11 2020

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  1. I have a lot of items that I tried out a few times but don’t love for myself, it’s all really great condition. For pictures or questions just message me. Prices do not include shipping. Original black 12” Douglas with gap protection. 250, newly refurbished pad Allstar Cobalt CP. 150. Slightly modified, like Ray Brownlie Nike Ti, with black Nike Pads. 400 Allstar Mag, frame and harness only, powder coated metallic grey. 200 Allstar mag throat guard powder coated metallic grey, 60 Spyder throat guard, powder coated gun metal. 80 Again, message me with any questions
  2. I have some red Nike pads if anyone is interested in pursuing this.
  3. So I was so intrigued by this mask that I decided to buy one. Here are a few of my thoughts. After initial inspection, the mask does not fit well with a traditional hat. This is due to a few factors. As stated above the eye hole is very high up and the pads cause the whole mask to climb up. Now this is a problem when used with a hat. So the way I found to fix this is using the mask with my Cobalt Skull-Cap. I think the two pieces of equipment work very well together. The harness is alright for a stock harness. It has a few positives. 1. it has silicon grip strips on the the inside. It also has a built in strap retention system so that electrical tape is not required. The negative however is that the harness has very little stretch. But this is a positive when dealing with the skull cap. The other negative is that if you buy the version with grey pads, the harness comes grey as well. The mask itself is textured similarly to the cobalt skull cap. Which I don't mind. The great thing about the mask is that the solid steel wire is a very thin gauge. This provides great sight lines when tracking pitches through the portion of the mask below the eye opening. I've only tried it for about 1.5 innings of a freshman game but was very happy with it.
  4. It's a rule change in the 2020 rulebook. The current rulebook is not released to the public until well into the season. For example, it is the 2021 season but we won't get this seasons rulebook until June/July. So this is a change that would be found in the rulebook from last July. MLB has not released a pdf version yet, I found my copy on Amazon.
  5. I think this is changing. During the 2020 season and through spring training this year I have seen many catchers with Nike endorsements wearing a force 3 mask with their Nike CP’s and shin guards.
  6. That’s awesome! So stoked for you!
  7. I never said I want a mask. I was just asking if someone had contact info on hand. Some people on this thread said that by contacting beforehand they were able to get their order fulfilled. I wanted to give that one last try and wanted to see if anyone had contact info before I spent an hour or more trying to find it in old threads. That's all.
  8. Ive given this a shot to no avail. Any other info? An email that im not finding?
  9. Ive given this a shot to no avail. Any other info? An email that im not finding?
  10. New with tags. Don't need it. $350 shipped. I can send more photos if needed, just pm me.
  11. I tried this and it did not work for me. It may for others though.
  12. I use the Smitty Poly-Span as well. That may be another part of the equation. perhaps stiffer pants would prevent them from getting caught so much.
  13. I could see this being just as effective. It would basically bridge the gap created when you squat so that no pant material could get caught in there. I just find this to be extra cumbersome when getting ready. I'd rather not have the extra layer. this could work for me if there was a size smaller than 14.5. hahaha. I would worry about not getting enough coverage above the knee cap as well. that's just me though. and it depends person to person. Honestly I wish that this is how F3 shipped their shin guards though. I think at that point they would be as close to perfect as it gets. My only question at this point is what to do with my CP... sell it for parts? Cut it open? Shoot it? Let me know what you guys think!
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