Umpire Joe West: ‘I was just following the rules I made up’
Umpire Joe West: ‘I was just following the rules I made up’

Veteran umpire Joe West said Tuesday that he was correct to use replay during Sunday’s Phillies-Marlins game and maintained that he was simply “following the rules [he] made up.” “Look, as an umpire, there are strict... [Read more...]

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