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Old Mon Dec 05, 2005, 06:07pm
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After recently reviewing the myriad equipment questions, I have come to but one conclusion, the next generation is hopeless.

What is next; do you prefer Kiwi Instant Shine or Ultra Black for dressing those plate shoes before the big game?

Blanc likes black, blanc thinks black rocks, methinks blanc is firing blanks. Blanc is closer to the other board than many think.
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Old Mon Dec 05, 2005, 06:15pm
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I changed my mind. There is a lot of SanDiegoSteve in you, Windy.

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Old Mon Dec 05, 2005, 07:44pm
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I didn't write it was inappropriate. I wrote that it was pointless.

Your reading skills are suffering almost as badly as this board is lately.

"Do you double knot your shoes or single knot them?"

I feel no need to decrypt what is painfully clear.
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Old Mon Dec 05, 2005, 07:49pm
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Blanc likes black, blanc thinks black rocks, methinks blanc is firing blanks. Blanc is closer to the other board than many think.
Decrypt.
Let me take a shot at it: Me thinks blanc = white,
as in thomaswhite. But, I could be mistaken.......
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Old Mon Dec 05, 2005, 07:51pm
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You don't live in Michigan obviously.
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Old Mon Dec 05, 2005, 09:16pm
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I feel no need to decrypt what is painfully clear.
I'm sure you don't, you would much prefer not to make a direct accusation, to linger in limbo, so that you can infer without the penalty of being called to the tarp if you are incorrect.

What is pointless, always and not subjectively judged as to my participation here, is speaking in tongues. Say what you have to say or..

http://www.starterupsteve.com/swf/stfu.html

Here's an example of what I mean.

I run across people like you all the time, you have your egos so exposed "on your sleeves" as we used to say, that when someone comes along that can stand toe to toe with you, in a forum like this, bells blast off in your head. You feel threatened that some kinnd of intellectual ownership, some status of King Of The Web Board, you delusionally award your self, is about to be overturned.

You have two choices, you steam about it or you take action. But you have to be careful, you're not sure, mof, you're very sure that you don't want to come out and make a direct asault so you drop this innuendo and that cryptographic, concelaed accusation or misinformation in hopes that, hell, I have no idea, it's such childishness. Probably that your feudals will rush to your side giving you the strength that you have shwon you lack.

Then, when you are called to the task, it's "I'm not going to make plain what I have encrypted so nonny nonny boo-boo yo you."

In your case, it's good the NCAA doesn't let you talk back to managers, one of those guys would eat your shorts and lay you bare...as I have just done here myself.

Nonny Nonny boo-boo reflected back at ya'.

When you are ready to go toe to toe, I and the others will let you know. You are not even close to being able to contend, let alone demand a title shot.

Once again, you have shown that your actual baseball acumen is limited. I can't recall the last collegiate 'manager' I've seen. Are you more familar with the 'team manager' concept? It sounds like that is what you did during your learning years. Maybe washing dirty uniforms was the impetus for your equipment fetish.

The NCAA doesn't want umpires to exacerbate the situation. Gleaning your NCAA knowledge from the internet is a far cry from performance on the field. When you get that first assignment, post it so we can celebrate together. I'll be happy to give you some more pointers about mechanics and development. It sounds like you've got a lock on the equipment thing though. Go with your strengths! Now, dust yourself off and no one will suspect that you've fallen.
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Old Mon Dec 05, 2005, 10:27pm
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Actually, you fell off of it when you tried to sing. Everyone within earshot knows that you never had lessons.

You might want to try the equipment bit again, at least people thought you knew something there.

Do you prefer a wood handle plate brush or one with a metal scraper handle?
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Old Mon Dec 05, 2005, 10:42pm
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Sorry... I appear to have stumbled onto something unexpected...
I was looking for something related to baseball - or at least something interesting. Who's dad will beat up the other?... I can scarcely wait for the next spellbounding yarn to be spun.
Wow!
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Old Mon Dec 05, 2005, 10:48pm
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Hey Scott,

How's the new shirts coming along? You know you can send me a complimentary one to show the guys in our association if you want to when you get some in.

Thomas,

If you would, post your e-mail in your profile or send me an e-mail by clicking on my e-mail icon. I've got something I want to discuss with you away from the board.


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Old Mon Dec 05, 2005, 11:09pm
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What is next; do you prefer Kiwi Instant Shine or Ultra Black for dressing those plate shoes before the big game?
Lincoln Stain Wax

however, i do have a can of kiwi parade gloss
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Old Mon Dec 05, 2005, 11:43pm
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What is next; do you prefer Kiwi Instant Shine or Ultra Black for dressing those plate shoes before the big game?
Lincoln Stain Wax

however, i do have a can of kiwi parade gloss
Tarrago shoe cream. Brushed with horsehair shoe brush and buffed with panty-hose.
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Old Tue Dec 06, 2005, 01:09am
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New umpire shirts... my own label

Tim - thanks for asking... the shirts are on the way... navy with red/white/blue shoulder inserts and trim; black with black and white shoulder inserts and trim and gray with red/white/blue shoulder insert and trim.

I'll get your address (email me) and I will certainly send you one. They are cut slightly longer and wider than all the other brands - and the sleeves are longer. Big pocket... remarkably well made and (with the washing and washing and washing I have done with the samples - they appear to be extremely high quality.

I bounced the design off a AAA/MLB umpire/acquaintance, and with his suggestions, they are looking pretty terrific. I hope to have them later this month/early January. Navy first and, if they do well, the black and the gray to follow. The gray with the red/white/blue is REALLY sharp!
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Old Tue Dec 06, 2005, 01:47am
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What is next; do you prefer Kiwi Instant Shine or Ultra Black for dressing those plate shoes before the big game?
Lincoln Stain Wax

however, i do have a can of kiwi parade gloss
Tarrago shoe cream. Brushed with horsehair shoe brush and buffed with panty-hose.
good ol horsehair brushes. ive never tried buffing with panty-hose though
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Old Tue Dec 06, 2005, 02:13am
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I gotta ask this question. I've been out of the Navy now for quite a while. I do remember a couple of guys talking about using steele wool to take the leather back down before building it back up again with polish.

Have you ever heard of this?

Tim.

[Edited by BigUmp56 on Dec 6th, 2005 at 02:17 AM]
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Old Tue Dec 06, 2005, 02:15am
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What is next; do you prefer Kiwi Instant Shine or Ultra Black for dressing those plate shoes before the big game?
Lincoln Stain Wax

however, i do have a can of kiwi parade gloss
Tarrago shoe cream. Brushed with horsehair shoe brush and buffed with panty-hose.
good ol horsehair brushes. ive never tried buffing with panty-hose though
It really brings out a high gloss shine. But make sure the panty hose are empty first.
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