"It's pathetic and embarrassing. They take too long to play."
Joe West is God hear him roar
Does Joe West realize that the games probably wouldn't take 4 hours if the umpires had any consistency with the strike zone or if the strike zone was called the way it is supposed to be called?
I guess Angel Hernandez idea of speeding up the game is calling the baserunner out when in doubt.
I'm sure since this is an umpire saying these things the teams will take the high road but it will be interesting to see if they fire back through their talking heads.
Also love this tidbit, apparently Joe is not only an umpire but he is also a pitching coach of sorts.
"I understand it's strategy," West said. "I understand they're trying to set up the count and take so many pitches."