Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Minnesota Steakhouse Pranks Umpire Joe West With Braille Menu

Joe West has been an umpire for 42 years, long enough to have seen pretty much damn near everything there is to see in the sport. Six World Series, nine League Championship Series, eight League Division Series, and three All-Star Games will do that to you. Bet he’s never been owned by a restaurant, though.

In honor of his 5,164th game on Wednesday night, the second most in MLB history, West went out to dinner with two Minnesota Vikings legends at a local Minneapolis steakhouse. There, waiting for him, was a regular ol’ menu ... in braille.

Also, from the comments:

Waiter: Would you like some pepper, Mr. West?

West: Please.

Waiter: (grinds pepper)

West: Hey! You’re getting pepper all over my napkin!

Waiter: My apologies. It was my understanding you considered low and away over the plate.

 

The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: August 19, 2018 at 10:46 AM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: joe west, umpiring, yer blind, ump

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. RMc Has Bizarre Ideas to Fix Baseball Posted: August 19, 2018 at 07:49 PM (#5729949)
Is West's salary paid into a blind trust?
   2. Jose is an Absurd Force of Nature Posted: August 20, 2018 at 09:22 AM (#5730080)
That's good work right there.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
greenback slays lewks
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT - August/September 2018 College Football thread
(277 - 10:50pm, Sep 22)
Last: Lance Reddick! Lance him!

NewsblogJaime Jarrin Inducted to Dodger Stadium Ring of Honor
(1 - 10:49pm, Sep 22)
Last: asinwreck

NewsblogOTP 2018 September 17: How Brett Kavanaugh explains his baseball ticket debt
(2093 - 10:41pm, Sep 22)
Last: David Nieporent (now, with children)

NewsblogWeekend OMNICHATTER for September 22-23, 2018
(83 - 10:37pm, Sep 22)
Last: Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant

NewsblogOT - 2018 NBA Thread (Pre-Season Edition)
(517 - 10:27pm, Sep 22)
Last: Mellow Mouse, Benevolent Space Tyrant

NewsblogHall of Famer John Smoltz says MLB needs an overhaul and proposes drastic changes
(76 - 10:09pm, Sep 22)
Last: GGIAS (aka Poster Nutbag)

NewsblogDetroit Tigers' Victor Martinez: Saturday will be final game of career
(15 - 9:52pm, Sep 22)
Last: Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant

NewsblogWainwright impresses Giants' Bochy
(9 - 9:11pm, Sep 22)
Last: Ziggy's screen name

Sox TherapyIT’S OVER
(6 - 8:54pm, Sep 22)
Last: dave h

NewsblogYuli Gurriel has 7-RBI night as Astros clinch playoff berth
(6 - 8:07pm, Sep 22)
Last: John DiFool2

NewsblogRed Sox Fan Dies Climbing On Top of Train Leaving Yankee Stadium
(22 - 8:03pm, Sep 22)
Last: QLE

Gonfalon CubsThe Final Push
(159 - 6:24pm, Sep 22)
Last: Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington

NewsblogOT: Soccer Thread (2018-19 season begins!)
(824 - 5:48pm, Sep 22)
Last: Mefisto

NewsblogDodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig burglarized for the fourth time
(5 - 5:37pm, Sep 22)
Last: caspian88

NewsblogAddison Russell’s Ex-Wife Releases Detailed Allegations Of Abuse
(62 - 4:19pm, Sep 22)
Last: snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster)

Page rendered in 0.2050 seconds
46 querie(s) executed