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Whelp, it looks like I'll be calling JuCo in the spring, so I need a pitch timer.  I just got this from our friends at Ump-Attire:  https://www.ump-attire.com/Products/FB-2540/RefSmart-Universal-Game-Day-Umpire-Referee-Timer

 

Anyway, the instructions are easy and I have it configured for baseball (20 and 120 seconds).  But my question is, for those that use it, how do you protect it inside your gear bag?  It doesn't seem all that substantially built, so banging around inside my gear bag might mean I won't have a timer when game time comes! 

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1 hour ago, mac266 said:

Whelp, it looks like I'll be calling JuCo in the spring, so I need a pitch timer.  I just got this from our friends at Ump-Attire:  https://www.ump-attire.com/Products/FB-2540/RefSmart-Universal-Game-Day-Umpire-Referee-Timer

 

Anyway, the instructions are easy and I have it configured for baseball (20 and 120 seconds).  But my question is, for those that use it, how do you protect it inside your gear bag?  It doesn't seem all that substantially built, so banging around inside my gear bag might mean I won't have a timer when game time comes! 

It should come with a box that is protective 

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17 hours ago, The Man in Blue said:

There was a digital indicator that is being experimented with.  Not in mass production yet.  There is a thread here somewhere ... 

And has been sinc3 right around tge start of Covid. I'm still hoping it hits the market. But there hasn't been an update on the Facebook page since middle of summer.

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15 hours ago, BravoUmp said:

With the new NCAA timing rules, Does anyone know how to change the timer to buzz at 10 seconds now that a hitter has to be alert at 10 instead of 5 seconds?

I asked Ty with ump-attire last week in Orlando and he said they do not have an ability to change it at this point.  It sounded as if ump-attire was working with the company to try to achieve a solution but it didn't sound promising as of last week. 

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1 hour ago, spiffdawg7 said:

I asked Ty with ump-attire last week in Orlando and he said they do not have an ability to change it at this point.  It sounded as if ump-attire was working with the company to try to achieve a solution but it didn't sound promising as of last week. 

And with visible clocks being required by 2024 and 2025, it is unlikely that we will see a new product developed to help with this.

 

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7 minutes ago, JSam21 said:

And with visible clocks being required by 2024 and 2025, it is unlikely that we will see a new product developed to help with this.

 

I think you are probably right.  Why make a whole new product that is obsolete as soon as clocks are on the wall.  I'm hoping they can make an adjustment to existing product, but not sure if that is possible. 

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On 11/5/2022 at 2:53 PM, mac266 said:

Whelp, it looks like I'll be calling JuCo in the spring, so I need a pitch timer.  I just got this from our friends at Ump-Attire:  https://www.ump-attire.com/Products/FB-2540/RefSmart-Universal-Game-Day-Umpire-Referee-Timer

 

Anyway, the instructions are easy and I have it configured for baseball (20 and 120 seconds).  But my question is, for those that use it, how do you protect it inside your gear bag?  It doesn't seem all that substantially built, so banging around inside my gear bag might mean I won't have a timer when game time comes! 

To the OP - Congrats on the promotion!  Welcome to the wonderful world of college ball.

My favorite is when you have a mid level Juco or D2 team.... Hell, even some D1 teams.  You're sitting there looking at pitches in the batter's box calling balls and getting chirped at for squeezing their pitcher.  Truth be known, you see better pitching over the Summer than in a lot of Juco/D2.  College sure pays better though.

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