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My first ThermaBase experience was in Boston. I own a Navy Boston away TB I bought in Boston when I visited Fenway with my kids while on leave from Afghanistan in Sept. 2010. I don't think they were making them for us non-professional umpires at that time but I liked the look, features and warmth of the jacket so I decided that I would buy one for umpiring if it became available and if I ever got out of Afghanistan.

I'm now the proud owner of two Majestic TB jackets-white stripes purchased from Ump-Attire and the powder/polo blue striped one purchased from Honig's. I wear them both a lot in the frozen and windy Midwest during spring college season, men's league fall games and college fall scrimmages. One of my favorite umpiring items for sure. And yes, since I sold my plate coats this winter I've worn it on the plate (Untucked) a few times. It works fine. Nobody comes to these frozen tundra games when I need it and it's usually so cold nobody notices or cares.

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