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MiLB umpires get new duds10/17/2012 3:00 PM ET
Minor League Baseball
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Professional Baseball Umpire Corp. (PBUC) announced Wednesday that it has reached a multi-year agreement with sporting goods retailer Ump-Attire.com to be "The Exclusive Supplier of Umpire Uniforms to Minor League Baseball." Under the agreement, MiLB umpires will have access to the latest in quality apparel and multiple options for on-field protective equipment. Financial terms of the agreement were not released.
"Teaming up with Ump-Attire.com brings tremendous added value to PBUC and our umpires", Justin Klemm, executive director of PBUC, said. "Adding Ump-Attire as our on-field uniform supplier, in addition to their role at The Umpire School, solidifies our relationship with them for a long time to come."
"We are honored to have this opportunity to partner with PBUC to outfit its Minor League umpires and hope to serve them as professionally as they serve the game of baseball and its players, coaches and fans in stadiums across the country," stated Jim Kirk, president and CEO of Ump-Attire.com.
PBUC, a MiLB subsidiary, is responsible for the training, evaluation and operations for all Minor League Baseball umpires and is the exclusive supplier of umpires to Major League Baseball. In addition to their duties during the season, PBUC supervisors also serve as lead instructors at The Umpire School, which is licensed by the State of Florida and will host its second class of prospective umpires at Vero Beach Sports Village from Jan. 6 to Feb. 3, 2013. Student applications are currently being accepted. Please visit www.therightcall.net for more information.