The Padres on Umpires: If you can't beat them, physically create them out of Marines

The Padres helped sponsor a camp for Marines interested in learning how to become a baseball umpire. According to one of the MLB Umpire supervisors:

Marines and umpiring are a natural fit, [Rich] Rieker said. They both demand discipline. They both require cool heads. They both rely on split-second decision-making.

I like the idea of turning human killing machines into arbiters of peace. Also, if you had Marines back there, I doubt that you'd get many people arguing calls or getting in the face of the ump. And plus, you'd get really interesting soliloquies. 3:03 is the best thing ever.

If I were da man I was five years ago, I'd take a FLAMETHROWA TO THIS PLACE!!!

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