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    Joe West tossed ball out to Chapman when he wasn't looking

    Thom and Welsh were talking about the danger of this happening. And alot of you probably thought they were overdoing it a bit.

    My daughter was a pitcher for a summer softball team back in junior high. They had 4 pitchers on the team. One weekend they had 3 games on the schedule and had to make up 2 games that had gotten rained out in April. So they had 5 games to play starting on Friday.

    The 3 other pitchers were all on vacation, so my daughter had to pitch all 5 games. So she pitches one game on Friday, 2 on Saturday, and 1 more on Sunday. She starts the 5th game and when they were up to bat, she comes over to me and her mom with tears in her eyes and says her arm is hurting and she is tired of pitching, but doesn't want to let down her teammates. So we say something to her coach politely. The coach says that one of the other girls playing third base has actually pitched before, and she'll put her in to pitch the next inning. My daughter feels very relieved.

    So the next inning, our new pitcher goes out and starts warming up. After one of her warm-up pitches, one of her teammates in the field calls her name, and she looks over at who called for her. The catcher, not paying attention throws the ball back to the substitute pitcher who isn't looking, and it hits her hard in the face, and she starts screaming and crying.

    They have to take her out and my daughter, who is now at first base, just looks at us and rolls her eyes.

    She ended up pitching that whole game too.

    So it can happen. Thom and Chris brought that memory back to me.
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    Re: Joe West tossed ball out to Chapman when he wasn't looking

    Joe West was just trying to make the game all about him some how.

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    Re: Joe West tossed ball out to Chapman when he wasn't looking

    I knew Joe was a Cardinals fan.

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    Re: Joe West tossed ball out to Chapman when he wasn't looking

    Im not a big Joe West fan. He seems to always want to be the star of the show. Bad trait for a MLB umpire to have.

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    Re: Joe West tossed ball out to Chapman when he wasn't looking

    It seems to me the game has passed Joe West by. He really seems thin skinned, which is a bad trait for an umpire, and and just seems to think he needs to make all the rules. Sorry Joe, you are just there to enforce the rules.
    ...the 2-2 to Woodsen and here it comes...and it is swung on and missed! And Tom Browning has pitched a perfect game! Twenty-seven outs in a row, and he is being mobbed by his teammates, just to the thirdbase side of the mound.

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    Re: Joe West tossed ball out to Chapman when he wasn't looking

    honestly i was surprised he didnt toss votto for the called third strike.

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    Re: Joe West tossed ball out to Chapman when he wasn't looking

    Cowboy Joe West is the show, you guys got that! I feel the same way y'all do about him.

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    Re: Joe West tossed ball out to Chapman when he wasn't looking

    Joe West is awful. Just terrible.






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    Re: Joe West tossed ball out to Chapman when he wasn't looking

    Quote Originally Posted by Kiss the Baby00 View Post
    honestly i was surprised he didnt toss votto for the called third strike.

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    Re: Joe West tossed ball out to Chapman when he wasn't looking

    People pay money to go to games to watch Joe West umpire them........

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    Re: Joe West tossed ball out to Chapman when he wasn't looking

    Quote Originally Posted by justincredible View Post
    I was just sitting there waiting for it to happen. Thankfully it didn't because Joey crushed the next ball he saw to win it...


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