Well, MLB decided that offering up an opinion on that subject was enough for the veteran umpire to get rung up.
If Adrian Beltre were to call Joe West an adult hall monitor slathered in mayonnaise that is routinely and loudly bad at his job, he would get suspended or fined.
Of course, suspending an umpire is a very rare event and the airtight umpire’s union isn’t happy about it.
All I know is now Joe West will be sitting at home the next three days and there’s nothing he can do about.
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