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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Umpire Joe West Hit By Throw From Red Sox Catcher Christian Vazquez

BOSTON (CBS) — Saturday night was a mostly disappointing affair for Red Sox fans, but there was at least one moment of levity — for everybody except Joe West, that is.

The crew chief was at second base for Game 1 of the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park. Though manager Alex Cora was ejected earlier in the game for arguing with home plate umpire James Hoye, West had done his job without issue throughout the night. In fact, an out call he made on an Astros would-be base stealer was upheld via replay.

But the veteran umpire had a bit of a low moment in the eighth inning, on another stolen base. Jake Marisnick broke toward second base, Christian Vazquez popped out of his crouch, and Brock Holt covered the second base bag. All standard procedure to that point.

Given this set-up, what sort of punchlines can you come up with for this?

QLE Posted: October 14, 2018 at 07:10 AM | 34 comment(s)
  Beats: christian vazquez, hit, joe west

 

 

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