Friday, July 2, 2004
Board approves new uniform regulations
RENTON--The Northwest Baseball Umpires Association board of directors has updated the associations uniform regulations to give umpires more options in what they can wear, while still maintaining there is only one uniform all umpires must have.
The one uniform jersey color that all umpires must have is navy blue, with the red/white/navy trim. However, umpires are now allowed to wear black, red, cream, gray and delta blue. In addition, long-sleeved jerseys were officially approved for use by the association board.
The uniform regulations are divided into two sections, Class-A and Class-B. The Class-A uniform is based on the navy jersey, and all of it's optional colors--red and light blue. The black jersey is the foundation color of the Class-B uniform, with optional colors of cream, gray and delta blue.
Delta blue is the new color that was introduced in MLB this season, and is available for purchase from Cliff Keen at some umpire equipment suppliers today. (Editor's Note: Click on the "Links" button and go to "Lester's Upstate Sports for the Delta Blue.)
This latest change is the most significant since the NBUA board of directors approved the use of the black jersey in 2002, when the Pacific-10 Conference decided to switch to wearing black jerseys in their games.For more information on the specific uniform requirements, check out the "Umpire Info" button and click "Uniform Regulations." The guide gives you specific guidelines on what you can where, and when you can where it. If you have any questions regarding these regulations, please contact Gavin Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.949.6012.