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Old Thu Mar 01, 2007, 10:40am
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Being stepped on there by an over-excited catcher in cleats doesn't feel all that great either.
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Ok stupid question... Get ready.... I'll be waiting for all the smart comments. How many times has it happened where you actually got hit on the foot working behind the plate with the plate shoes on? I hear everyone recommending plate shoes (and I'm getting them), but on average, how many times do you get hit in the foot where your plate shoes protect you? Just curious is all......

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Normally one should not answer a question with a question but i will do so here.

How many times has one been hit in the "Cup" area?

The answer to your question is the same as the aforementioned.

It only takes one why risk it.

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Old Thu Mar 01, 2007, 12:03pm
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I think it's just wonderful that we keep this extremely interesting thread going, while getting rid of those really boring ones, like the one's that keep getting closed or deleted. Heaven knows we need more equipment threads.
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Is a HSM better than a traditional mask?
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Is a HSM better than a traditional mask?
For a day game or night game ?
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For a day game or night game ?
I prefer night games because I can track the upward flight of the gyroball so much better.
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Old Thu Mar 01, 2007, 04:02pm
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Thus answering the age old baseball analog to the tree falling in the forest: "If a fastball rises and no one sees it did it really rise?"
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Old Thu Mar 01, 2007, 10:21pm
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How many times has one been hit in the "Cup" area?

The answer to your question is the same as the aforementioned.

It only takes one why risk it.

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One time that I recall. I have worked exactly one game since without a cup and was as nervous as a cat in a room full of rocking chairs.

Mask, chest protector, cup, shin guards, plate shoes, in that order of importance.
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Old Mon Apr 09, 2007, 11:19pm
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Ok stupid question... Get ready.... I'll be waiting for all the smart comments. How many times has it happened where you actually got hit on the foot working behind the plate with the plate shoes on? I hear everyone recommending plate shoes (and I'm getting them), but on average, how many times do you get hit in the foot where your plate shoes protect you? Just curious is all......

1st year ump here....Go easy on me.
ok when i first started working behind the plate i did not wear plate shoes and did fine for four years and the first game of my 5th year and on the first pitch got hit on my left big toe and broke it . heart like hell but i did not dare btell anyone until two days later.bad think.....
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Old Tue Apr 10, 2007, 01:25am
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ok when i first started working behind the plate i did not wear plate shoes and did fine for four years and the first game of my 5th year and on the first pitch got hit on my left big toe and broke it . heart like hell but i did not dare btell anyone until two days later.bad think.....
Thanks for dredging up this old thread. Now we have 4 threads on plate shoes going. Great.
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