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    Quote Originally Posted by CecilOne View Post
    Because we wear long pants ????
    I can't speak for him, but I suspect he's talking about the plate gear and various protective garments that help to raise the body temperature even more in the high heat and high humidity. It isn't a far stretch to presume a much higher effect on plate umpires versus base umpires in fastpitch and baseball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtlUmpSteve View Post
    I can't speak for him, but I suspect he's talking about the plate gear and various protective garments that help to raise the body temperature even more in the high heat and high humidity. It isn't a far stretch to presume a much higher effect on plate umpires versus base umpires in fastpitch and baseball.
    You did know I was joking with the , right?

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    I know this an old thread, but living down her in the heat there is a few things missing in this discussion...

    Hydrate starting TWO days before you go out there. You will not be able to become hydrated on the day - you need to go in hydrated and then look to maintain your levels through the day.

    Try not to gulp water. Sip continuously - between every inning, take at least a mouthful or two.

    Between innings find a shade spot. That 10 degree difference is a lot.

    Ice pack on the back of the neck feels REAL good between games.

    DO NOT hesitate in a long inning to get a water break. The catcher 100% will need one as well, so give her one so you can have one.

    If you are dizzy or feel nauseous, STOP. Heat exhaustion is dangerous. Your health comes before ANYTHING.

    We go 3-4 bottle of water for every gatorade/pedialite. Water is still the best hydration

    Sunscreen before every game - different topic, but also important. :-)

    When possible, change clothes/uniforms.



    --- and also note - Hot weather umpires are not 'used' to it - but they know how to 'deal with it'. There is a difference.

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