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Joe West Isn’t Backing Down from His Yankees-Red Sox Comments

Gordon Edes :

Umpire Joe West will be working the Red Sox-Royals series that begins Thursday night in Fenway Park, the first time the veteran umpire will be working a Sox game since he called out the Sox and Yankees last month for slow play he termed "pathetic" and "embarrassing."

"I don't second-guess what I said," West said by telephone from Cleveland, where he worked Wednesday afternoon's White Sox-Indians game (and ejected Chicago manager Ozzie Guillen and pitcher Mark Buehrle). "And I don't believe I'm wrong. A lot of people don't believe I'm wrong.

"I kind of expected the firestorm I created. But the interview was taken out of context. The first thing I said was that these were two of our best teams, but the pace that they play the ...

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