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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

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   1. RMc accompanies the Griffmen to Augusta Posted: August 19, 2018 at 07:49 PM (#5729949)
Is West's salary paid into a blind trust?
   2. Jose is Absurdly Unemployed Posted: August 20, 2018 at 09:22 AM (#5730080)
That's good work right there.

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