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The Short Umpire

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  1. And thats where my CP comes in... as long as we're speaking in cryptic codes... 😈🙊
  2. 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
  3. I have some red Nike pads if anyone is interested in pursuing this.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. That’s awesome! So stoked for you!
  8. 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.
  9. Ive given this a shot to no avail. Any other info? An email that im not finding?
  10. Ive given this a shot to no avail. Any other info? An email that im not finding?
  11. New with tags. Don't need it. $350 shipped. I can send more photos if needed, just pm me.
  12. I tried this and it did not work for me. It may for others though.
  13. 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.
  14. 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!
  15. Heres a link to a video I made. I know it's nothing fancy but hopefully this helps show what I did. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Z42pveh_pfo
  16. I love my force 3 shin guards. They have always taken care of me. They are light, low profile, and don’t irritate my legs. The only problem I’ve had with them is that the top of the knee snags my pants so I have to untuck the pants after I stand up, run or basically do anything. Which gets really annoying and I don’t want to look dumb when I forget one time. This happens because the shin guard is very stiff and does not conform to my leg at the top. So I did a modification to help stop this. I used the shoulder caps from a Force 3 CP and using some Velcro, attached them to the top of the shin guard. Then I added some loops from an old pair of shin guards and I got this. A double knee Force 3 shin guard that does not snag the pants.
  17. I understand what you’re saying there. But what happens when you start an inning and the top goes 15 or 20 mins and now it’s really too dark? The coach of the home team who is losing is gonna be really upset when they don’t get their at bat and is gonna argue that they can still see. I just like to take as much judgement and liability as possible out of it.
  18. I’m in Utah so the mountains eat into our time as well. But we just say that once the sun is behind the horizon that it is too dark. It is the only standard that is objective. People don’t like it and they fight it but it’s the most objective way to handle it.
  19. The traditional mask seems like it would have great visibility. I think it looks cooler than the Under Armor too.
  20. If only I had known this before I got mine powder coated to cover up a chip
  21. Sorry for the delayed response- but NFHS 3-3-1(f)6 6. any member of the coaching staff who is not the head coach (or designee) in 3-2-4 leaving the vicinity of the dugout or coaching box to dispute a judgment call by an umpire. penalty: For violation of f(6) both the head coach and offending coach shall receive a written warning and be restricted to the dugout for the remainder of the game unless the offense is so severe the umpire may eject the offender and restrict or eject the head coach. OBR 8.02(a) 8.02 Appeal of Umpire Decisions (a) Any umpire’s decision which involves judgment, such as, but not limited to, whether a batted ball is fair or foul, whether a pitch is a strike or a ball, or whether a runner is safe or out, is final. No player, manager, coach or substitute shall object to any such judgment decisions. Rule 8.02(a ) Comment: Players leaving their position in the field or on base, or managers or coaches leaving the bench or coaches box, to argue on BALLS AND STRIKES will not be permitted. They should be warned if they start for the plate to protest the call. If they continue, they will be ejected from the game. So it's not saying that they can't ever leave their positions, but that they can't leave their positions to argue judgement. It's very important as an umpire to make sure you warn them as they start to leave.
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