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West: Rivals' slow play 'embarrassing'

Updated: April 9, 2010, 9:39 AM ET
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If you're struggling to stifle yawns and stay focused the morning after watching the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox play another 4-hour marathon, umpire Joe West feels your pain.

Before Wednesday night's game, West called the AL East rivals "embarrassing" and "a disgrace to baseball" for slowing the pace of their games to a crawl, according to the Bergen (N.J.) Record.

The teams' season opener on Sunday took 3:46 to play. Tuesday night's game went 3:48, while Wednesday ...

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