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Why Major League Baseball Needs To Fine or Suspend Umpire Joe West

class="MsoNormal">It’s often said that the best umpires, referees and officials in sports are the ones that fans don’t notice.

Apparently, no one gave Major League Baseball umpire Joe West that memo.

Earlier this week, West, who was crew chief of the crew that worked the season-opening Yankees versus Red Sox series, gave quotes to Bergen Record reporter Jeff Roberts that basically criticized the two teams for their pace of play.

"They're two of the best teams in baseball. Why are they playing the slowest?” West quipped, later adding, “It's pathetic and embarrassing. They take too long to play."

Clearly, umpires don’t get paid by the hour.

But they also don’t ...

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