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Joe West Suspended for calling Beltre biggest complainer

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#1 Eris

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 09:11 PM

This is interesting.  Joe West was suspended for inappropriate comments regarding Adrian Beltre.

 

https://www.cbssport...eltre-comments/

 

Interesting how the MLB umpires union works.  I guy can't be suspended / or fired because he is a bad umpire.  But...

 

http://bleacherrepor...res-in-baseball

 

 

 


#2 Thrylos

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 09:13 PM

Good.About time that baseball starts to fine and suspend umpires, like it does with the rest of the participants. 

 

Glad to see the Teflon wearing away.Hopefully with the new CBA, umpires will be held accountable for what they do on the field.And if they don't like it, let them strike.The effect will be the same as that of their last strike ;)

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#3 twinssporto

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 09:55 PM

As a baseball fan I love this!  It's nice to see a little bit of the "behind the curtain" stuff.  

On a long enough timeline the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.


#4 Willihammer

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 07:36 AM

Full interview here:

https://www.usatoday...ame/412332001/#

Well, there's that.

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#5 gunnarthor

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 07:57 AM

Seems more or less fair. As the article states, players generally can't insult umps. I'm not sure West's comments were that bad but ...