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@Fittske24 has been posting the living tarnations out of this company on Facebook. (Beginning to think he might own stock.)

However, bought this shirt a month ago. Havent worn it on purpose. Will break it out tomorrow when I go see the movie.

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@Fittske24 has been posting the living tarnations out of this company on Facebook. (Beginning to think he might own stock.)

However, bought this shirt a month ago. Havent worn it on purpose. Will break it out tomorrow when I go see the movie.

Link? Sent from my SM-G920P using Tapatalk

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Check a company called Teespring.com

I know teespring, it's hit or miss whether you get your product or not. Cool shirt but I'll pass if that's who sells it. Sent from my SM-G920P using Tapatalk

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@Fittske24 has been posting the living tarnations out of this company on Facebook. (Beginning to think he might own stock.)

However, bought this shirt a month ago. Havent worn it on purpose. Will break it out tomorrow when I go see the movie.

Hey! just passing along a good thing..... :)

 

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I know teespring, it's hit or miss whether you get your product or not. Cool shirt but I'll pass if that's who sells it. Sent from my SM-G920P using Tapatalk

These shirts seem to be pretty good. I ordered both a long sleeve and a short sleeve and the quality seems to be consistent.

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Took it out of my closet last night for the first time.

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Seems likes a runs a tight small? :D

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WOW gunny. I didn't know you knew how to drive a bus.

Just messin' :wub:

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So, @Majordave, the release of the new (best!) addition to the Star Wars family brings your dream invention back into focus...

Woukd your Umpire-Storm-trooper armor be based off the "original" (Ep 4-6) Imperial, the Clone (Ep 2-3) Republic, or the First Order (Ep 7)??

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On 12/24/2015 at 7:13 AM, MadMax said:

So, @Majordave, the release of the new (best!) addition to the Star Wars family brings your dream invention back into focus...

Woukd your Umpire-Storm-trooper armor be based off the "original" (Ep 4-6) Imperial, the Clone (Ep 2-3) Republic, or the First Order (Ep 7)??

Stormtrooper gear would protect you... And while they do update more often then Wilson, it is mostly cosmetic changes. The real star of the show for any Star Wars/Umpire hybrid would be Mandelorian armor. 

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Why not go all black with Darth Vader's armor? Black is strong with MLB, Minor League and College Umpires these days. Plus, it gives you that deep, powerful bass voice that makes mere mortals (players and coaches) tremble. Warn and give a gentle Force Push (R), or eject with a Force Choke and Force Push the loser off the field! ;) 

 

Methinks Darth Vader would make an excellent Home Plate Umpire, if not a Crew Chief. 

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