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Umpire West to work Red Sox-Royals

Updated: May 27, 2010, 7:48 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- 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 ...

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