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FranklinT last won the day on April 21 2020

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  1. Bunch of replacement pads are on sale at Ump Attire right now
  2. Makes sense as the original Douglas West Vests used the Velcro plates (not the tabs used on the Platinum and Gold)
  3. The premise of this has been so beaten to death. Wear what’s comfortable and acceptable in your area. I will say a long sleeve shirt behind the plate with UA cold gear has always been perfectly fine for me in the worst weather conditions I’ve worked. If anything’s going to be cold it’s going to be my hands, ears, and neck/face If someone wants to wear a jacket behind the plate, it’s not a problem for me. I’m at the point where I’m not sure I have a jacket that would fit over my CP comfortably and I have a plate coat so jackets aren’t really needed in my closet.
  4. If this question was back in 2005 it would be the Honigs HMLS shirts with the made in USA Poly Wools made by Hardwick. Never been able to find anything I was crazy about since then.
  5. I recall seeing this Power posted on the forum before. As someone who was actively umpiring in 2004, I can say Powers definitely were not available to buy. Wasn’t the Joe West/Riddle patent infringement in the late 90s?
  6. I think they are much better than the gray Wilson’s (these have that triple knee and feel far more robust and form fitting) and better than the black Wilson’s as they are much lighter and more comfortable. I also like the idea of supporting a company like Douglas vs Wilson.
  7. Ummmmmmmmmmmm.....that’s not right
  8. DeMuth used to do this don’t recall Joyce doing that. But could have forgotten!
  9. We all like and respect Jim but let’s not confuse the intent of these “narratives” and “articles.” While Mr Kennedy was employed with UA (he might have written that article and the author name was switched when he left) spoke negatively of plate coats. Recently, he came out promoting the OutWest one saying “they figured out how to make it modern and athletic.”
  10. This was on sale over Xmas and picked it up for an absurdly low amount...$65ish I think
  11. Welcome again! Umpiring as much as one can handle during their college years and then trying to fit it in while balancing a professional full-time career is really really hard and something I struggled with as well. Best of luck to you!
  12. Another great reason to support a family owned smaller company (ie not Wilson)...kudos to All Star. I’ve always liked their gear especially their masks.
  13. Hmm I was thinking of the high top nautilus version. I recall that because I almost picked a pair up when all the larger manufacturers went away from the steel toes
  14. Heat gear or cold gear tights behind the plate always (either UA, Nike, or McDavid I have all three brands in various colors and warmth).
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