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Forum: Baseball Tue Jul 17, 2007, 05:57pm
Replies: 139
Views: 8,656
Posted By Mr Ray
Thanks for putting this so succinctly. this...

Thanks for putting this so succinctly. this should be a sticky.............
Forum: Baseball Wed Jul 11, 2007, 04:59am
Replies: 119
Views: 7,609
Posted By Mr Ray
[QUOTE=spokanelurker]Iím startled by the degree...

[QUOTE=spokanelurker]Iím startled by the degree of rancor expressed toward coaches on this site. Do the most critical of you truly see yourselves as guardians of the game, and coaches as its enemies?...
Forum: Baseball Fri Dec 29, 2006, 09:05pm
Replies: 95
Views: 6,867
Posted By Mr Ray
Your punctuation is incorrect. BTW the correct...

Your punctuation is incorrect.
BTW the correct definition of elitist = prick
Forum: Baseball Fri Dec 29, 2006, 05:24pm
Replies: 95
Views: 6,867
Posted By Mr Ray
actually the thread was done as far as I was...

actually the thread was done as far as I was concerned. However, four more of you "guys" piled on. Maybe it's not my panties that are in a bunch. I could care less actually. You give yourselves...
Forum: Baseball Thu Dec 28, 2006, 10:53am
Replies: 95
Views: 6,867
Posted By Mr Ray
Thanks to all who replied in a thoughtful and...

Thanks to all who replied in a thoughtful and polite manner. I will take your advice to heart.
Forum: Baseball Thu Dec 28, 2006, 10:44am
Replies: 95
Views: 6,867
Posted By Mr Ray
I honestly don't think you are in a position to...

I honestly don't think you are in a position to judge me.
Forum: Baseball Thu Dec 28, 2006, 10:32am
Replies: 95
Views: 6,867
Posted By Mr Ray
IIRC.. Nowhere did I advocate wearing " jeans,...

IIRC.. Nowhere did I advocate wearing " jeans, workboots, dickies or pole-climbing boots". It's an invention of your sick, rude and disgusting imagination.
Forum: Baseball Wed Dec 27, 2006, 09:21am
Replies: 95
Views: 6,867
Posted By Mr Ray
perhaps I did not explain well . it's a pet peeve

Many years ago I umpired for several years in a teen league. There were two types of umpires. Those with navy blue uniforms, patches and their own gear. The other group ( myself included) wore blue...
Forum: Baseball Wed Dec 27, 2006, 08:09am
Replies: 95
Views: 6,867
Posted By Mr Ray
Please don't put words in my mouth.

Please don't put words in my mouth.
Forum: Baseball Wed Dec 27, 2006, 08:08am
Replies: 95
Views: 6,867
Posted By Mr Ray
Yes it's true.. I'm a "less than well trained"...

Yes it's true.. I'm a "less than well trained" umpire. But you are wrong on the rest.
Forum: Baseball Tue Dec 26, 2006, 08:39am
Replies: 95
Views: 6,867
Posted By Mr Ray
Thumbs down the word "Smitty" appears to be elitist terminology

Officiating is a part-time "job" for me. If I need another source of income there are other, probably better, options. Let's keep things in perspective. To me officiating is a hobby that requires a...
Forum: Baseball Mon Dec 25, 2006, 03:32pm
Replies: 95
Views: 6,867
Posted By Mr Ray
Tim, I won't need to get into the park...

Tim,
I won't need to get into the park equipment shed, I already own a raft.
Why would I use a raft instead of an inside protector?
1) familiarity, I used it years ago. Learned how to move...
Forum: Baseball Mon Dec 25, 2006, 02:44pm
Replies: 95
Views: 6,867
Posted By Mr Ray
I saw a movie the other day " Eight Men Out". ...

I saw a movie the other day " Eight Men Out". The umps wore rafts and beanies. Also I looked through an old Baltimore Oriole 1969 year book. Guess what the umps were wearing. That's right, rafts and...
Forum: Baseball Mon Dec 25, 2006, 11:44am
Replies: 95
Views: 6,867
Posted By Mr Ray
Hey, I resemble that remark!

or at least I did 25 years ago when I umpired Babe Ruth.:o
I have decided to bite the bullet and get a pair of umpire pants from POS or Gerry Davis. I was told by one local association that I could...
Forum: Baseball Mon Dec 25, 2006, 10:22am
Replies: 95
Views: 6,867
Posted By Mr Ray
What is "Smitty" ?

What is "Smitty" ?
Forum: Baseball Thu Dec 21, 2006, 12:24pm
Replies: 95
Views: 6,867
Posted By Mr Ray
The pants I was looking to use as base pants are...

The pants I was looking to use as base pants are Puritan brand heather gray polyester from Wal-Mart. Is this a big no-no? Sorry, but I'm new at this and need all the advice I can get. I also need to...
Forum: Baseball Wed Dec 20, 2006, 08:01pm
Replies: 6
Views: 2,123
Posted By Mr Ray
thanks , Steve!

thanks , Steve!
Forum: Baseball Wed Dec 20, 2006, 05:41pm
Replies: 6
Views: 2,123
Posted By Mr Ray
Gerry Davis plate shoes

Are the "Protectors "a decent shoe?
On another note, ditto with their economy pullover shirts?
TIA
Ray
Forum: Baseball Wed Dec 20, 2006, 06:47am
Replies: 46
Views: 5,444
Posted By Mr Ray
thanks for the heads-up

Just ordered one a few minutes ago. I'm getting back into officiating after a long haitus and appreciate any bargains I can get on my limited budget.
Does anyone know of any deals on plate shoes,...
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