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Old Mon Nov 24, 2008, 10:53am
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You can't put it any better than that. It's so true. A real junkie never sells or gives away or discards the stuff he has left when he upgrades. He also never stops upgrading. I absolutely love gearing up and I feel I must look and be as sharp and well-equipped as possible when I go out there. So it takes a helluva lot of gear and uniforms.
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Old Mon Nov 24, 2008, 11:37am
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Tim-

You seem to have omitted the kitchen sink from your list.
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Old Mon Nov 24, 2008, 12:24pm
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...........clipped............

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I noticed, NO RED SHIRTS!
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Old Mon Nov 24, 2008, 01:39pm
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Nor are there any on this list:
(It was fun [getting my wife to] compile this)

DIAMOND DELUXE WHEELED GEAR BAG
New Balance 450 Plate Shoes (13 D)
New Balance 450 Plate Shoes (13 EE)
New Balance 350 Base Shoes (13 D)
New Balance 350 Base Shoes (13 EE)
Wilson Platinum Hard-shell Chest Protector
Wilson Gold Triple Knee Leg Guards
Wilson Titanium Mask with Two-tone Pads
Wilson Chrome Moliben Low-profile Doeskin Mask
Wilson Throat Protector(s)
Wilson Shock FX Helmet Mask
Wilson Shock FX Throat Protector
Wilson Spare Leather Mask Pads & Harnesses(2)
Padded Mask Bags (3)
Shock Doctor Carbon Steel Protective Cup
Bike Protective Flex Cup
Honig's Professional Navy Ball Bag(s) (2)
Gerry Davis Professional Black Ball Bag(s) (2)
Honig's Wood Plate Brush
Markwort Wood Plate Brush
Wellspring Metal Game Card Holder & Pen
Markwort Stopwatch
Markwort Stainless Steel Ball/Strike Indicator
Diamond Stainless Steel Ball/Strike Indicator
Rawlings Plastic Ball/Strike Indicator
Honig's Shoe Bag(s) (4)
Everlast Back Brace
McDavid Ankle Brace
McDavid Elastic Knee Brace(s)
McDavid Deluxe Hinged Knee Brace
McDavid Thigh Wrap(s)
Cap Keeper(s) (3)
Richardson Navy Combo Cap (4-stitch, 2-inch bill)
Richardson Navy Short Base Cap (6-stitch, 2 1/2 inch bill)
New Era Navy Long Base Cap (8-stitch, 2 3/4 inch bill)
Richardson Black Combo Cap (2)
New Era Black Short Base Cap
New Era Black Long Base Cap (2)
Honig's Black w/polo blue Pullover Jacket
Honig's Black w/white Pullover Jacket (large for bases)
Honig's Black w/white Pullover Jacket (X-large for plate)
Dalco Navy w/scarlet Pullover Jacket*
McDavid Scarlet Crew Sleeveless Compression Shirt
McDavid Scarlet Crew Short-sleeve Compression Shirt (2)
McDavid Scarlet Crew Long-sleeve Compression Shirt
Nike Golf Scarlet Mock Compression T-shirt
McDavid Navy Crew Short-sleeve Compression Shirt (2)
Nike Golf Navy Mock Compression T-shirt
McDavid Navy Mock Loosewear Heat Gear T-shirt
McDavid Navy Mock Long-sleeve Compression Shirt
McDavid Black Crew Short-sleeve Compression Shirt (2)
Adidas Black Crew Long-sleeve Compression Shirt
Adidas Black Mock Long-sleeve Cold Gear Compression Shirt(2)
Adidas Black Mock Compression T-shirt
McDavid Black Mock Loosewear Heat Gear T-shirt
Layer 8 White Crew Sleeveless Compression Shirt
Layer 8 White Crew Short-sleeve Compression Shirt (3)
Nike Golf White Mock Short-sleeve Compression Shirt (2)
Adidas White Mock Long-sleeve Compression Shirt
McDavid Ankle-length Compression Pants(2)
UnderArmour Thigh-length Compression Shorts
Boston Official 1 1/2 inch Leather Umpire Belt
Boston Official 1 3/4 inch High-gloss Leather Umpire Belt
Ump Attire Inside Rubber Belt
UnderArmour Thin Black Socks(3) (Bases)
Reebok Thin Black Socks(2) (Bases)
High Sierra Thick Black Boot Socks(4)(Plate)
HONIG'S PERSONAL TRAVEL KIT(which also fits in the Diamond wheeled bag)
(Hanging in the back of the car)
Honig's Extra Large Navy Shirt (2) *
Official's Choice Extra Large Navy Shirt
Official's Choice Large Navy Shirt *
Official's Choice Extra Large Long-sleeve Navy Shirt
Official's Choice Large Long-sleeve Navy Shirt
Official's Choice Extra Large Light Blue Shirt (H.S.)*
Official's Choice Large Light Blue Shirt (H.S.)*
Honig's Extra Large Polo Blue Shirt (MLB)
Honig's Large Polo Blue Shirt (MLB)
Honig's Extra Large Black Shirt(2)
Official's Choice Extra Large Black Shirt*(2)
Official's Choice Large Black Shirt*
Official's Choice Extra Large Long-sleeve Black Shirt*
Cliff Keen Large Long-sleeve Black Shirt
Gerry Davis Extra Large Cream Shirt*
Gerry Davis Large Cream Shirt
Official's Choice Extra Large Grey Shirt
Official's Choice Large Grey Shirt
Official's Choice Extra Large White Shirt (with black collar)
Official's Choice Large White Shirt (with black collar)
Gerry Davis Charcoal Grey Pleated Plate Slacks
Gerry Davis Charcoal Grey Pleated Combo Slacks
Honig's Medium Grey Premium Combo Slacks
Honig's Medium Grey Polywool Base Slacks
HONIG'S FIELD TOTE
First Aid Kit
Rubbing Mud & Towels
IN THE CAR:
HONIG'S ATTACHE CASE
iPod
Spare Pens & Sharpies
Rule Books & Manuals
Misc. info
GENERAL SUPPLIES
SUPPLY BUCKET w/SEATCOVER & ORGANIZER

Cleaning Supplies
Shoehorns
Shoelaces(4)
Shoe Care Kit (Shoe brush, buffing sponge, cream polish)
Hand-held Steamer/Iron
Car AC Adapter
ALSO IN THE CAR
Thermal Cooler Bag
Ice Mats
Reebok Sandals
Deluxe Compact Folding Chair
Padded Mats
Pop-up Camp Shade


I have discovered a use for every one of these things in my years as an umpire. I can also walk to the house with my Diamond rolling bag, tote, cooler and briefcase in one trip. My uniforms and supply bucket come in another trip. And it all fits easily into the back of a Jeep. As Tim and many others will attest, you can have your whole vast collection in or out of the car in three minutes. Organization is king!

Special Thanks, Tim C., this was fun compiling this. It will also be fun aspiring to match your vast collection.

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Old Mon Nov 24, 2008, 02:57pm
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You can't put it any better than that. It's so true. A real junkie never sells or gives away or discards the stuff he has left when he upgrades. He also never stops upgrading. I absolutely love gearing up and I feel I must look and be as sharp and well-equipped as possible when I go out there. So it takes a helluva lot of gear and uniforms.
I am just the opposite. I used to buy and buy and buy and I now look at what I need (or want) and make sure I really need (or want) it.

This basketball season I bought 2 shirts. That's it. Oh, and a pack of inflation needles. I have so many whistles, for example, I could work another 30 years and never run out.
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Old Mon Nov 24, 2008, 03:48pm
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Don't want to turn this thread into a product review thread, but I'm looking for a new chest protector for spring. This is my second year and last year I bought a used one from my association which is similar to the Honig's K5C

(Honig's Whistle Stop Online Store - Products)

which is a soft protector, just a little more protection than a catchers vest. I'm looking at either the Wilson Platinum or the Wilson "W" or "WV". The difference in price is approximately 1.5 game fees for me. I'm leaning toward the Platinum, but would like a few opinions. Feel free to send me a private message if you want to keep it out of the thread. Thanks!

Edit: I did mostly 14 y/o and under last year, but am looking to get more JV games this year (next year a few varsity, etc). And while my current vest did a decent job, even in a few 14U games I took some solid shots to it and definitely felt it.

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Old Mon Nov 24, 2008, 04:05pm
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I am 6' even and about 205-210, and the Platinum covers beautifully. I have heard the same from guys as small as 175, and as large as 250. And if you do H.S. varsity and below, you will never feel a thing with this vest. It really protects. Make sure you wear a wicking undershirt, because it is not cool, but otherwise, it's very comfortable.

The original one that Wilson still offers has the arm protection like the Honig's, and it runs about $50-60.00 less than the Platinum:



But the new Platinum is worth every penny. It's the best one I've worn out of two Wilsons, a Diamond and a Honig's

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Old Mon Nov 24, 2008, 05:41pm
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I have the MLU and have had it for 5 yrs. Best protector at the price that it is. (usually around 80)
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Old Mon Nov 24, 2008, 06:26pm
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I have a rebuilt shoulder, so I don't care what the price is, but for those who do ...
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Old Tue Nov 25, 2008, 12:24pm
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won't be disappointed with the WV. Bought mine two years ago (or so) after a season when I had several foul shots glance off the top of my shoulder.

For me, the WV was an excellent investment. After several shots each year after the purchase, I have yet to feel a painful shot under this vest.

FWIW.
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Old Tue Nov 25, 2008, 07:29pm
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Just wondering...

What REALLY is the difference between the original WV, gold, and platinum?

From the looks of things, it seems like they would all protect equally as well...
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Old Tue Nov 25, 2008, 07:48pm
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Just wondering...

What REALLY is the difference between the original WV, gold, and platinum?

From the looks of things, it seems like they would all protect equally as well...
The Platinum is definitely better at covering the area just below the throat, and has a pad that goes out and meets the bottom of your mask. The Gold is a beefy thing too, but it has a open space there. The Platinum also has an extra plate on the shoulder cap, which I think covers the shoulders better. The Gold has the one larger cap.



L Gold; R Platinum

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Old Tue Nov 25, 2008, 11:02pm
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Kevin,
I noticed you have shirts from Official's Choice. Have your buttons on the light blue turned color, like a mix of blue and purple? It's probably not obvious from afar, but I've noticed my buttons don't really match the shirt anymore.
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Old Wed Nov 26, 2008, 09:23am
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Wow, you're right. They're beige.

I'm glad I never wear powder blue anymore unless I fail to talk my partner out of wearing it.

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Old Wed Nov 26, 2008, 10:46am
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Yep, I have a small discoloration on my navy blue shirt buttons as well, but not as bad. I really like them because of being lightweight, but the quality isn't that great.
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