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White Sox Fri May 28 2010

Revenge Is Sweet

There was some doubt that MLB Umpire Joe West either wouldn't get punished or the public wouldn't hear about it. Put those fears to rest:

Yahoo Sports reports: Major League Baseball plans to suspend or fine umpire Joe West after he talked to reporters this week about the controversy he created in April when he called the Yankees and Red Sox "pathetic and embarrassing" because of their long game times, a source said.

Combined with the fallout from his ejections of White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen and pitcher Mark Buehrle on Wednesday, his behavior reached a tipping point for baseball officials. MLB reprimanded West during a phone conversation Thursday and will consult with the World Umpires Assocation to determine his punishment.

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