Cause we love baseball? Nope, soccer is our game! Two reasons:
First, baseball reminds us of the phrase as American as baseball, hot dogs, and apple pie. The feeling of opportunity for all. We even had a catchy slogan at one point, "Making mitigation fair."
Second, if you look up the definition, you will find: um·pire - an official who watches a game or match closely to enforce the rules. Making sure everything is done right is a big part of what we do.