Thread: Plate Shoes
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Old Tue Feb 27, 2007, 05:52pm
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I've been an umpire for 17 years. The first few years I wore black sneakers and got away with it. One day a game was cancelled due to lack of players, I I agreed to stay on to do a scrimmage (I don't do that any more) and took a pitch on my big toe. It hurt like h..l and it took six months to grow my nail back but I bought a pair of plate shoes that day.
Plate shoes, a cup, a good mask and substantial equipment are worth the investment. It takes only one good injury to put you out of commission
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