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Is Joe West the worst umpire in all of baseball?

Umpire Joe West got in the way of a base stealing play in a World Series game, setting off a firestorm of tweets criticizing the much-hated game official. Looking at the play, it is not West's fault Christian Vazquez missed the throw that badly. However, Joe West has long been considered one of the worst umpires in the league. If he can't see a throw coming from 127 feet and get out of the way, there is no way he can be trusted with balls and strikes. What do you think? ⚾

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Welp. Joe West is getting attention again for the wrong reasons.

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Joe West has gotten a lot of flack, but he's not the worst umpire. It's not his fault the catcher couldn't hit the broadside of a barn. Being an umpire is a tough job and he makes some unpopular decisions, but he puts in the work. He's not the worst umpire.

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Add this to the continuing gag reel that is Joe West's umpiring career. He couldn't track a ball from 127 feet away and yet he's supposed to make a literal split-second decision on balls and strikes in 60 inches?

Plus, West's other attention-grabbing moments thoroughly demonstrate the fact that the game has passed him by and he's too stubborn to change. He's simply the worst.

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Is Joe West the worst umpire in all of baseball?
#LeaveJoeWestAlone
A festive crown for the winner
#JoeWestTheWorst