Ump should be praised, not punished

Joe West said what we're all thinking: Yankees-Red Sox games are too darned long

Updated: April 8, 2010, 8:47 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

Poor Joe West.

He expresses what a lot of us have been thinking and feeling for a long time now, and what is he likely to get for his trouble?

A slap on the back or, in the great baseball tradition, a friendly pat on the rump?

No. More like a public slap on the wrist from his bosses, and maybe worse.


Clearly, he should have known better than to say something as candid; fan-friendly; and, by the way, ...

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