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Photo of the Day: They’re serious about security at AT&T Park

Sep 6, 2011, 3:36 PM EDT

On the one hand the intimidation level of the security forces at AT&T Park is high.  On the other hand, you know that you can really push it to the limit with these guys because if they have to fire their weapon at you, you know damn well they’re not going to hit you:

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Many more pics of Star Wars-tasticness at AT&T Park here.

  1. clydeserra - Sep 6, 2011 at 3:45 PM

    Part of the problem with AT&T. “Hey, I’ve got an idea! Everyone hates Umpires, lets match them with this fictional cultural icon that makes them look evil. Hahahahahaha. I love sportertainment.”

    • The Dangerous Mabry - Sep 6, 2011 at 3:58 PM

      There are a handful of umpires out there who’d say the average stormtrooper hits his target with every shot.

    • clydeserra - Sep 6, 2011 at 4:13 PM

      You mean the fictional characters “Storm Troopers” from Star Wars?

      That is dumb.

  2. gbsimons - Sep 6, 2011 at 3:48 PM

    Well, if they set their guns to “stun,” they can hit a woman in a dress trapped in a narrow corridor.

  3. thefalcon123 - Sep 6, 2011 at 3:59 PM

    I just look at that picture, see a bunch of Boba Fett clones or whatever the f**k they were and wonder how it was possible to utterly destroy something so perfect.

    On another note: Why did the super sophisticated Empire need infantrymen for anyway?

  4. kellyb9 - Sep 6, 2011 at 4:46 PM

    I was under the impression that the evil empire was in New York. Are these guys on loan?

  5. sportsdrenched.com - Sep 6, 2011 at 5:47 PM

    I see Raider Fan is still bringing weapons to games in San Francisco.

  6. dailyrev - Sep 6, 2011 at 6:17 PM

    Actually the best pic was of the young woman as, you know, what’s her name, the Empress. They showed her on TV and it was mass exodus of blood supply from brain to points south.

    But the problem with an event like this is that it exacerbates the worst of Kuip and Kruk. When they’re really paying attention to the game on the field, they can be very good. But when between every other pitch they’re fawning over another panda hat or beard in the stands they can be the most painful listen of any broadcasting team in baseball.

    Who’s the best, you ask? Well, let’s set Vin aside as a kingdom to himself and pick the best team out there: it’s Toronto’s Buck Martinez and Pat Tabler. 2 outstanding baseball men who focus on the game. Excellent.

    • cur68 - Sep 6, 2011 at 11:07 PM

      Glad you think so, ‘rev. Blue Jays fans get jaded listening to them and stop appreciating what they have. I tried watching the Braves/Philly matchup on Peachtree yesterday and was struck by the amount of dead air put forth. I don’t know who was calling that game but when they did deign to call the game, good lord it was banal, disinterested banter underscored by such a lack of lack of enthusiasm you’d think they wished they were elsewhere.

      Buck Martinez may have a kind of nasal voice but hell he can tell a story, call a game, and tell great anecdotes about how awful a ball player he used to be. Him and Tabler get a lot of milage out of cutting themselves up and they both have great whiskey laughs. Like I said, we Beaver Men followers are spoiled with those guys and don’t appreciate them for what they are: great baseball guys who seem to really like their jobs and telling a story.

  7. redux23 - Sep 6, 2011 at 6:21 PM

    the evil umpire

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