What Gear & Apparel is in Scott Kennedy's Umpire Equipment Bag

Mar 27th, 2018

Scott Kennedy Opens His Umpire Gear Bag

Scott Kennedy who umpires in the SEC and ACC and travels during the season each weekend from Louisville to cities such as Miami, Pittsburgh and Baton Rouge. Let’s open up his bag to see what umpire gear, apparel and accessories we’ll find.

Mask
Force3 V2 Silver Defender Umpire Mask with Tan Pads

Force3 V2 Silver Defender Mask with Tan Pads

Chest Protector
Wilson MLB West Vest Platinum Umpire Chest Protector

Wilson MLB West Vest Platinum
With a bigger frame, he prefers Platinum over Gold.

Shin Guards
Force3 Ultimate Umpire Shin Guards

Force3 Ultimate Umpire Shin Guards

Plate Shoes
New Balance V3 MLB Black & White Low Cut Umpire Shoes

New Balance V3 MLB Black & White Low Cut

Base Shoes
Under Armour Ultimate Turf Trainers

Under Armour Ultimate Turf Trainers

Caps

Richardson Pulse Performance - 6 Stitch with Conference Logos

Richardson Pulse Performance - 6 Stitch

Shirts
Majestic MLB Umpire Shirts

Majestic MLB Umpire Shirts
Black with Grey
Sky Blue with Black

Smitty Major League Replica Long Sleeve Black with Grey

Smitty Major League Replica Long Sleeve
Black with Grey

Jackets
Smitty Fleece Lined Therma Jacket

Smitty Major League Style Fleece Lined Full Zip
Black & White

Smitty Convertible Umpire Jacket

Smitty Convertible
Black
“I don’t bother with taking the sleeves on and off” so he keeps 2 - 1 with them on and other off.

Smitty Open Bottom Half Zip Umpire Jacket

Smitty Open Bottom Half Zip
Black & White

Worn Only When Working the Plate

Numbers
Precision-Cut Sleeve Numbers

4" Precision-Cut Numbers
White on Black on White
Black on Polo Blue on White
Scott’s number 25 is on his shirts and jackets.

Pants
Smitty Poly Spandex Charcoal Grey Umpire Pants

Smitty Poly Spandex Charcoal Grey
Plate
Base
Quick tip: Scott says washing your pants after each game is unnecessary and shortens the life of the pants.

Belt
Boston Leather 1 3/4

Boston Leather 1 3/4" Patent Leather Belt

Ball Bags
Force3 Dry-Lo Ball Bags

Force3 Dry-Lo Ball Bags
Scott prefers 2 ball bags - black to match shirts, jackets and caps.

Under Shirts
Under Armour HeatGear Short Sleeve Compression

Under Armour HeatGear Short Sleeve Compression

Under Armour ColdGear Long Sleeve Compression
Under Armour ColdGear Long Sleeve Compression

Tights
Under Armour Tights

Under Armour Tights
HeatGear
ColdGear

Smitty Black Compression Shorts

Smitty Black Compression Shorts

Cup
Shock Doctor Core Supporter with Bio-Flex Cup

Shock Doctor Core Jock with Bio-Flex Cup
Scott sticks with the basic cup and jock for must-have protection.

Uniform Shirt Stay
Hero's Pride Footloop Style Shirt Stay

Hero's Pride Footloop Style Shirt Stay
Scott explains how these give his shirts give a military grade appearance here.

Sunglasses

Oakley FLAK 2.0 XL

Oakley FLAK 2.0 XL

Indicator
Markwort Oversized 3-Dial 3/2/2 Count

Markwort Oversized 3-Dial 3/2/2 Count

Plate Brush
Champro Plastic Plate Brush

Champro Plastic Plate Brush

Line Up Holder
Pro Grade Magnetic

Pro Grade Magnetic "Book" Style 6" Wallet

Pen
Red Zebra Rapid-Dry Gel Pen

Red Zebra Rapid-Dry Gel Pen
Scott switched from a black sharpie this year after seeing the benefits of the Red Zebra Pen.

Socks
Force3 Ultimate Socks

Force3 Ultimate Socks

Gloves
Under Armour ColdGear Infrared Field Gloves

Under Armour ColdGear Infrared Field Gloves
Scott says “white palm gloves have become the new standard for umpires as it’s easier for partners to see counts and signals”.

Stop Watch
Champro Stop Watch

Champro Stop Watch

Cap Liner
NoSweat Cap Liner

NoSweat Cap Liner

Shoe Laces
New Balance 63

New Balance 63" Replacement Oval Laces
“Laces break. An umpire never leave home without extra shoelaces” Scott says.

Shoe Polish
Pedag Premium Shoe Polish

Pedag Premium Shoe Polish
1 dollop per shoe with applicator before each game. See video.

Travel Bags
Force3 Mask Bag

Force3 Mask Bag

Force3 Shin Guard Bag

Force3 Shin Guard Bag

Force3 Shoe Bags

Force3 Shoe Bags
Scott likes to keep his shoes from getting other things in his bag dirty.

Equipment Bag
Force3 Ultimate 32

Force3 Ultimate 32" Bag on Wheels

Video

CREW HOW-TO: Pack your Force3 Ultimate 32” Umpire Equipment Bag on Wheels

ACC/SEC Baseball Umpire, Scott Kennedy, takes you inside the locker room after a weekend series and shows you how to pack ALL of your umpire gear & apparel. The Force3 Ultimate 32” Umpire Equipment Bag is THE bag that Scott uses for his travels.

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Marketing Assistant, 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.

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