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Old Sat Jul 14, 2007, 02:51am
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HSM Decorations

Do those of you who wear HSMs decorate them in any way? By that, I mean do you do anything like this: http://www.pbase.com/johnny21/image/82039524 or http://www.pbase.com/johnny21/image/82039509 ?

Other than local association guidelines, is there a protocol for how much/little decoration is acceptable? Just because you can, doesn't mean you should, right?

Would participating in international competitions influence your opinion of how much/little or what type of decoration is acceptable on an HSM?

I haven't ever used one and have only seen one in use a couple of times, but found the one referenced above to be a bit over the top. Have you guys seen umpires' HSMs decorated similarly?
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Old Sat Jul 14, 2007, 12:35pm
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No, NO and HELL NO

I would love too, but it makes you look unprofessional. Plain Black, Plain Blue, not even a logo painted on it would be optimal. Think of the Hats regular umps wear, plain non-descript. That is what the HSM should be too.

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Old Sat Jul 14, 2007, 12:54pm
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just LMMFAO here at THAT. id start questioning some ORIETNTATIONS about the owner if i saw that in real life. GAWD ALMIGHTY
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Old Sat Jul 14, 2007, 02:09pm
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Well, you could rent out advertising space too.

Just a thought......
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Old Sat Jul 14, 2007, 06:17pm
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Do those of you who wear HSMs decorate them in any way? By that, I mean do you do anything like this: http://www.pbase.com/johnny21/image/82039524 or http://www.pbase.com/johnny21/image/82039509 ?

Other than local association guidelines, is there a protocol for how much/little decoration is acceptable? Just because you can, doesn't mean you should, right?

Would participating in international competitions influence your opinion of how much/little or what type of decoration is acceptable on an HSM?

I haven't ever used one and have only seen one in use a couple of times, but found the one referenced above to be a bit over the top. Have you guys seen umpires' HSMs decorated similarly?
Maybe I'm completely misguided on this one, but this IS a joke, right ?
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Old Sat Jul 14, 2007, 11:26pm
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Do those of you who wear HSMs decorate them in any way?
No and I am happy when the mfgs name wears off.
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Old Mon Jul 16, 2007, 01:38am
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Gentlemen, these are pictures from a different country, where this may be an accepted practice.

I will say, I personally would never wear a painted helmet, even if I moved to a country where it was common place.

Plain black works for me.
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Old Mon Jul 16, 2007, 09:59am
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Leave the painted helmets to the catcher.
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Old Mon Jul 16, 2007, 04:07pm
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I'm hoping the reason he was wearing that helmet is that he had an equipment malfunction and had to borrow a helmet from the back-up goalie from the hockey rink down the street.
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Old Mon Jul 16, 2007, 04:44pm
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I'm hoping the reason he was wearing that helmet is that he had an equipment malfunction and had to borrow a helmet from the back-up goalie from the hockey rink down the street.
Nope. Word around the field was that he had a bag full (4) of of those bad boys in the locker room. Each was a different shade. In fact, I was told that he special ordered them and even sent a JPEG file with the artwork he desired.
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Old Tue Jul 17, 2007, 08:04am
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Well,

Rather than having multiple clown hats I would rather see this umpire buy pants that aren't too short, black or navy ball bags, a shirt that is the correct size and a flex belt to keep it tucked.

He also could go to a clinic in the states and get a stance that is correct and learn NOT to turn his eyes from the field when calling a strike.

Other than that eveything else looks great.

Reggio has many signs of being a Smitty.

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Old Tue Jul 17, 2007, 08:13am
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I was going to decorate mine as the fighter pilots of WW II did, with "kills"—rats with the red circular "cancel" symbol over them, like a "no smoking" sign.

Well, I'll think about it.
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