Plate Shoes PSA: Avoiding a Potential Rip

Feb 25th, 2020

Ty Unthank shares a tip to help you avoid potentially ripping your plate shoes.


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Pro School Umpire Graduate Josh Mann

A native of Chicago, Josh graduated from the University of Arizona with degrees in Economy & Industry and Sports Management. He attended the Minor League Baseball Umpire Training Academy and Harry Wendelstedt Umpire School, umpired in the Frontier Professional Baseball League, and worked in the Chicago Cubs Organization. Josh enjoys baseball, hockey, golf and spending time with his dog Wrigley. He spent 4 years as’s marketing assistant and recently relocated to Arizona.


  • This needs to be more prominent on the product page. I wish I had seen this prior to having mine ripped, likely doing the same thing. Fortunately, has phenomenal customer service that took care of me this time! I won't let that happen again!

    • Comment by Ian Hewitt
    • Apr 23, 2020