Umpire Joe West Gets Drilled by a Foul Liner, Shows His Toughness by Flexing

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistJune 25, 2014


Say what you want about Joe West, but the veteran umpire is one tough guy.

West got drilled in the chest by a liner in foul territory while working as the first-base umpire during Tuesday's Oakland A's-New York Mets game. As the attention turned to him, he flexed to let everyone know that he was strong enough to take it.

West was able to get a good laugh out of the situation and continued to umpire.

[MLB, h/t Deadspin]