I need some umpire gear

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L-Town Poke

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Are there any baseball umpires out there? I am looking to get back into umping this summer, but I sold my gear years ago. Do you have any for sale or know someone who does ?
 

L-Town Poke

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I've got some gear that I haven't used in a few years. It's still in really good shape. I used it for two years.
What all do you have (sizes/brand) and how much do you want for it ? I need the shinguards, mask, chest protector, ..... baiscally everything ...
 
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I have my old umpire mask that is in great condition, and I would be willing to let it go. But honestly, as POPOKE mentioned, you can usually find good used umpire gear at stores like Play it Again Sports.
 

L-Town Poke

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I miss umpiring. I did it until I was 18 or 19. One of these summers I need to get back into it. They money wasn't bad, either!
I did it for a couple of years untill I shattered my ankle . I always had a good time and the $ is decent for little league $18 per game and about $8 per inning in HS around here .. I
 

L-Town Poke

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Had a prep coach try and tell me if a fielder chooses to tag a runner instead of tag the base it is no longer a force out. The other teams coach yelled at me because I didn't ricg up his batter with a STRIKE THREE call after he swung at three consecutive pitches. I only ring em up when they don't swing, my bad. Needless to say I was glad to call the came because of lighning !!! FYI - No matter how good a coaches vision is, he cannot see if the ball is inside or out as well as I can behind the plate. Balls and strikes are NON-negotiable!!!!!!!!!!! I needed to vent a lil right there
 

L-Town Poke

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I referee other stuff, but I have absolutely no desire to do baseball.
I have done a lil bit of football, which I really enjoyed. I love doin baseball untill I get idiot coaches. Each of the asst coaches apologized for the way the coaches acted and told me I was doin fine, which was nice. I have no desire or the knowledge of the game to do basketball or soccer
 

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I have done a lil bit of football, which I really enjoyed. I love doin baseball untill I get idiot coaches. Each of the asst coaches apologized for the way the coaches acted and told me I was doin fine, which was nice. I have no desire or the knowledge of the game to do basketball or soccer
I started reffing onlyhaving ever played soccer competitively. Found out I wasn't bad at it and started doing IM for spending money in all sports. Went and got football and hoops certified after that. Wasn't too hard to get into.

I don't like the whole "people throwing things" at you thing with baseball.
 

L-Town Poke

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I started reffing onlyhaving ever played soccer competitively. Found out I wasn't bad at it and started doing IM for spending money in all sports. Went and got football and hoops certified after that. Wasn't too hard to get into.

I don't like the whole "people throwing things" at you thing with baseball.
That is why you wear the gear ! I took a foul ball off my facemask lastnight, call me crazy but I kinda liked it
 

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If you are looking for new stuff, Western Athletics used to be hard to beat. You might look online again at them.
 
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Had a prep coach try and tell me if a fielder chooses to tag a runner instead of tag the base it is no longer a force out. The other teams coach yelled at me because I didn't ricg up his batter with a STRIKE THREE call after he swung at three consecutive pitches. I only ring em up when they don't swing, my bad. Needless to say I was glad to call the came because of lighning !!! FYI - No matter how good a coaches vision is, he cannot see if the ball is inside or out as well as I can behind the plate. Balls and strikes are NON-negotiable!!!!!!!!!!! I needed to vent a lil right there
As a high school coach, who has umpired, I applaud you for this. I can't stand it when umps make a vocal call on swinging strikes regardless of the count. The worst one is when there is a foul ball hit over the backstop or 20' off the line and he yells at the top of his lungs, "FOUL".