Buyers Guide

Umpire Caps Buying Guide

Feb 5th, 2015

Umpire caps are available in wool blend or pro mesh styles from Richardson. Most umpire caps are available in both black and navy. There are two sizes in umpiring hats. One is your standard cap size and the other is your bill length. Bill lengths are determined by the number of rings of stitches on the bill.…

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Umpire Jackets Buying Guide

Feb 5th, 2015

There are more choices available in umpire jackets than ever before. No longer are jackets only available in one medium weight style with a variety of colors and trims that you will find below. Now they are available for any climate from lightweight to heavyweight. Let's face it. Jackets are meant to keep you…

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Umpire Equipment Bags Buying Guide

Feb 5th, 2015

Here's a quick umpire equipment bag buying guide: If you simply want a large bag to store and transport your gear, the Diamond 26" Cargo Bag is the easiest on the wallet. But if you want something more and made specifically for umpires, then one of the wheeled double-compartment bags for separate clothing…

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Umpire Shin Guards Buying Guide

May 17th, 2014

Warning. Below could be the most comprehensive buying guide on umpire shin guards ever written or the driest. Most likely, it's both. Regardless, reading it should help you choose which shin guard is right for you. This is why you are reading it, right? Umpire shin guards today do offer greater protection…

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Umpire Chest Protector Buying Guide

May 17th, 2014

The Basics Umpire chest protectors are perhaps your most important gear choice due to its protection of vital body parts including the heart. In reality, they should be called chest, shoulder and rib protectors as there is protection available for all of these areas; and in some cases, even the less important…

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Umpire Mask Buying Guide

May 17th, 2014

With umpire masks, you normally pay more for lighter masks - especially those made with titanium frames, greater protection, better padding and increased vision. Lightest Weight You'll find that everyone claims to have a dyna-lite, super-light or featherweight mask, but what's true is that most mask frames…

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Umpire Plate Shoes Buying Guide

Dec 18th, 2012

New Balance and Reebok in the past few years have become extremely popular for their light weight, comfort and coverage. Many umpires worry about fit. Rest assured that manufacturers have done much better job of making their plate shoes more true-to-size by offering a more room in the in-step and toe…

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