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Old Tue Jun 30, 2009, 11:42pm
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The Umpire Mask Hook: "I'll take 2!"

OK, this has got to be one of the stupidest things I've ever seen!

Someone here's gonna buy this. You just know it.
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Old Wed Jul 01, 2009, 07:59am
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OK, this has got to be one of the stupidest things I've ever seen!

Someone here's gonna buy this. You just know it.
We have established this on this board 3 times already. This makes the 4th!
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Old Wed Jul 01, 2009, 08:33am
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$10 for a hook on a rope plus $3 for shipping? Geez. Just say send me $10 for absolutely nothing and then I'll spend the other $3 to do this myself. And, when did a mask become so heavy that the umpire can't carry it in his hand?
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Old Wed Jul 01, 2009, 10:44am
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The Official's locker Room has to be the greatest umpire invention ever developed!!! Has this been brought up on the message boards before? HA HA
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Old Wed Jul 01, 2009, 12:26pm
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What blew my mind about this stupid thing is that Referee magazine actually featured it as a new "tool of the trade".
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Old Wed Jul 01, 2009, 12:44pm
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Every plate umpire has the same problem with their mask. There is just no getting around it. When you are walking from the dressing room to the field, the pre-game conference, or between innings you stick your mask under your arm just so you can have both hands free.

Your mask throughout the game will gather dirt and sometimes field chalk, and keeping it under your arm frequently will cause it to stain your shirt, and it is also very uncomfortable. The Umpire Hook will hold your mask to your side and is easy to hook and unhook.

Not only is it comfortable but it also looks professional, and keeps your hands free.


What a crock. This guy must write speeches for Obama.

He should have wrote;

Nothing says you're the biggest pu$$y on the field than when you wear this for all to see. Buy two for each side and we'll throw in a leather ball bag for free!
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Old Wed Jul 01, 2009, 01:05pm
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"tool of the trade"
pretty much sums it up. "tool"
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Old Wed Jul 01, 2009, 01:09pm
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The Official's locker Room has to be the greatest umpire invention ever developed!!! Has this been brought up on the message boards before? HA HA
And don't just think it's for officials. That's right, The Windsurfer's Locker Room.

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What a crock. This guy must write speeches for Obama.

He should have wrote;

He should have wrote??!!

You had better keep your mockery of writers to yourself. Good grief.

Also, the Obama joke: just so you know, jokes are supposed to be funny.

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Old Wed Jul 01, 2009, 01:46pm
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Any chance the mask holder comes from the same fine folks who brought us the Officials Locker Room?

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Old Wed Jul 01, 2009, 01:49pm
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I have to admit, there are some times where that thing would come in handy. But I agree, a bit cheesy.
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Old Wed Jul 01, 2009, 02:07pm
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The Official's locker Room has to be the greatest umpire invention ever developed!!! Has this been brought up on the message boards before? HA HA
Isn't that you in the picture? It's your Web site, right? BTW, I want one!
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Old Wed Jul 01, 2009, 04:10pm
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No.............. I did not invent the Umpire Hook. When I do a plate job it is always in the back of my mind the thought of staining my underarms with chalk and dirt.... still, I manage to go on...
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Old Wed Jul 01, 2009, 04:17pm
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Any chance the mask holder comes from the same fine folks who brought us the Officials Locker Room?

Well there are many areas that have parks where umpire dressing rooms are nothing but a pipe dream. Some people don't feel comfortable stripping down in the parking lot.

There are much worse inventions out there.
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Old Wed Jul 01, 2009, 04:21pm
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No.............. I did not invent the Umpire Hook. When I do a plate job it is always in the back of my mind the thought of staining my underarms with chalk and dirt.... still, I manage to go on...
I was referring to the Official's Locker Room.
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Old Wed Jul 01, 2009, 04:21pm
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I'm sure the one armed ( Left - by the way...) umpire who uses the mask holder in our organization sure appreciates the kind comments posted above.....................
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