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Old Mon Jul 27, 2009, 10:34pm
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Poll: Long sleeve shirt only behind the plate or can be worn also on the bases?
Why not? I've done it. Not that it matters to me, but I've seen a D1 crew do it. I have no problem with it.

I haven't worn a jacket on the plate since I picked up my long sleeve shirt.

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At some point there was (maybe still is) some type of partnership between Honig's and MLB. There are two umpires I've worked with this summer who have Honig's shirts which are labeled as Honig's with the MLB Authentic tag.

Honig's Canada was the last I saw MLB logo shirts for sale to the public.
There was starting in about 2000 or 2001. I have a shirt with the MLB logo on the back. The shirts and jackets MLB wears now are Majestic.

The umpires in the AAA PCL have worn Honig's since at least 2001.
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Old Mon Jul 27, 2009, 11:36pm
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At some point there was (maybe still is) some type of partnership between Honig's and MLB. There are two umpires I've worked with this summer who have Honig's shirts which are labeled as Honig's with the MLB Authentic tag.

Honig's Canada was the last I saw MLB logo shirts for sale to the public.
Thats true - the Honig's shirts and jackets with the MLB logos ended a while ago - maybe 5 or so years.

MiLB switched to Honig's after +POS started having trouble and finally went out of business.
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Old Mon Jul 27, 2009, 11:41pm
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Prices?
I'll sell them for $100 each including shipping or best offer. The black one has #7 attached to the sleeve. Guessing it might be removable, but I'm not entirely sure.
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Old Mon Jul 27, 2009, 11:43pm
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Why wouldn't you wear a long sleeved shirt on the bases? I do it, when sometimes a jacket is too much.

(and don't give that @#$% about MLB guys don't do it. Think for yourself.)
I just don't like it.
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Old Thu Jul 30, 2009, 02:05pm
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Speak for yourself! I roll with the plate coat at least three times a year up here in Vista. Sure it's overkill, but the kids dig it.
The one time I really needed a jacket, and didn't have one with me (read: idiot), was when I had a Julian game one May afternoon. In the morning and early afternoon I was at the beach, frolicking in the 75 degree sun-bathed sand, hitting on chicks, etc. At 1:00 PM, I left the beach, went home and cleaned up, and headed for Julian, which is about an hour's drive northeast from San Diego.

When I got there, it was 27F , with a wind chill of 9. It was snowing/sleeting with winds gusting to 50 MPH blowing straight in from center-field. Carl, Julian's head coach, after he got finished laughing at me for not having a jacket, loaned me one of his team jackets (a fuschia/gold combo), and I went to work behind the plate.

Carl continued to remind me of that day for the next 15 years whenever I worked any of his games.

You really can surf in the morning and snow ski in the afternoon here in southern California.
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Old Thu Jul 30, 2009, 02:17pm
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Hell, you can do that HERE in Chicago without having to travel!

FYI, July 2009: the coldest July ever in Chicago history.
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Old Thu Jul 30, 2009, 02:23pm
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Hell, you can do that HERE in Chicago without having to travel!

FYI, July 2009: the coldest July ever in Chicago history.
If you call those puny little swells rolling in off the lake "waves," okay.
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Old Thu Jul 30, 2009, 08:16pm
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Why not? I've done it. Not that it matters to me, but I've seen a D1 crew do it.




Y'all need to get away from this mentality. Wear what looks good to you, and stop goosestepping to what your "heroes" wear. More often than not the only taste those guys have is in their mouth.

Example: Smocks
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Old Thu Jul 30, 2009, 09:27pm
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I like those "smock" jackets only in long sleeve form, and not 2 sizes too big.

They used to not be convertible back when they were first introduced years back, but then they were modified as you see them today.
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Old Fri Jul 31, 2009, 01:11am
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They're just plain ugly. Yuck.
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Old Sat Aug 01, 2009, 01:25am
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First time I saw one of these jackets was at one of my son's games. (Mens league)

I thought the base umpire was just wearing one of his regular jackets and it made him look unprofessional and sloppy. In my opinion, it went along with wearing his crotch halfway to his knees.

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Count me as one of the few, if only, umpires who thinks those half-mock-convertible-zip up-removable-sleeve-thingies are just hideous period. The short-sleeve black shirt, long-sleeve black shirt, and jackets with the stripes on the shoulder were just fine.

I wouldn't doubt it if Dick Honig convinced MLB to use these so Dick could dream up and manufacture yet another article of uniform attire that everyone will then consider a "must buy."

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