Five Trends of Summer Umpire Gear & Apparel

Jul 30th, 2018

TREND #1
Sky Blue Is The New Summer Umpire Shirt Standard
Majestic and Smitty Sky Blue Umpire Shirts
Majestic MLB & Smitty Replica Umpire Shirts - Sky Blue with Black Side Panels

TREND #2
Matching Your Mask Pads To Your Shirt Color


Wilson Pads with Colors

Wilson MLB Black & Grey Wrap Around Pads

Wilson MLB Sky Blue & Tan Memory Foam Pads
(Discontinued, Sky Blue with BlackNow Available.)

TREND #3
Poly Spandex Is The New Go-To Performance Fabric For Summer Umpire Pants


Poly Spandex Umpire Pants
Charcoal Grey Smitty Performance Poly Spandex Umpire Pants

TREND #4
Wallets with Magnets To Hold Your Lineup Cards Are Now An Essential Umpiring Tool


6
6" or 5" Pro Grade Magnetic Lineup Holder

TREND #5
Advanced Cooling Products For During And Now After The Game, Too


Catalyst Cryoscarf
Catalyst Cryoscarf

About the Author

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President Jim Kirk

Jim is a leading expert, educator and author on umpire gear, safety & appearance. After playing baseball at Centre College, he worked as a high school umpire during the Elbeco shirt years. He became involved in E-Commerce while working on an MBA in the early 2000s and bought Ump-Attire.com in 2006, He eventually led it to the leading umpire gear & attire retailer worldwide and a “Best Places to Work in Louisville” honor in 2020. He maintains long-standing relationships with Minor League Baseball Umpire Development & Training Academy and the National Association of Sports Officials (NASO). He serves as an adviser to UMPS CARE Charities, the charity of MLB umpires, served as a 2-term board of director from 2012-2018, and was named their 2015 Ambassador Award recipient. A supporter since the inception of the Wounded Warrior Umpire Academy, he was named to their Board of Directors in 2020.

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