Could this be the solution to parents causing trouble for Little League umpires?
A town in New Jersey has had several umpires quit after being harassed by some unruly parents, so they are giving those parents a choice: be banned or be umpires!
If you are caught giving an umpire an earful (or worse), you will be banned from the facility, unless you agree to umpire for three games. If you choose to get in the game rather than go away, you'll have the opportunity to show that you actually did know what you were talking (or yelling) about, or perhaps you'll learn that the job is a lot tougher than you thought!
What do you think: could this catch on?
And oh, by the way, please remember that it's just a game.