It's essential for every umpire: the MacGregor Plate Brush. It's part of the official duties-- keeping home plate clear and free of debris in order for the strike zone to be thoroughly visible and allow players the ability to see home plate without any obstructions, thereby avoiding controversy during a close play. Wood contour handle featuring high quality and durable bristles. Fits in a pocket. Whether neighborhood league, high school or collegiate divisions, recreational or pro, an umpire's must-have list must always includes a Plate Brush to keep things fair and clean.