So I Guess I Was Right.

(Yahoo Sports): Umpire Joe West has been drawing plenty of attention to himself for a long time and Major League Baseball is apparently planning to suspend or fine West in the near future, according to Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan. His transgression? West has reportedly been trying to get reporters to talk to him about something Major League Baseball wants everybody to forget about: when he called the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox “pathetic and embarrassing” because of their long game times. West also wants to talk to reporters about ejecting Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen and pitcher Mark Buerhle. MLB apparently gave West a tongue-lashing over the phone yesterday and is supposedly trying to figure out with the World Umpires Association, which West presides over, on just what punishment he can be given.

Did I call this one or what? This dude is an attention whore. I’ve always said that I hate people who think they are bigger than the game. Joe West thinks he controls Major League Baseball. He is literally the only umpire that somehow makes it into the papers. I can’t believe it took the MLB this long to figure out that this guy calls games for self-recognition. Now I’m not a big fan of Ozzie Guillen, but he’s not at fault in this situation. I would be ticked off if I was undeservingly ejected by a guy who’s throwing out just for post-game attention. I have never seen any other umpire be a part of a post-game press conference except for this quadruple chin. Maybe West can leave the game for a while and let the game be the center of attention, and not the fucking umpires.

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