Joe West: Blame It on Selig

Jason KimCorrespondent IApril 9, 2010

NEW YORK - MARCH 08:  Honoree Allan H. 'Bud' Selig attends the Jackie Robinson Foundation Annual Awards Dinner at the The Waldorf Astoria on March 8, 2010 in New York City.  (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for The Jackie Robinson Foundation)
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Joe West couldn't help but complain about baseball games being too long. He is a respected umpire in the game of baseball. So that coming out of him, we might have a little problem.

If they were paid by the hour, they wouldn't mind.

Well, there is one thing Umpire Joe West can do: blame it on MLB Commissioner Bud Selig.

Commissioner Selig agreed on Instant Replay.

Instant Replay is used, and BAM! There goes 10 minutes wasted on baseball. It slows down the game and pace of our National Pastime. Umpires are paid to do their job right, so what is the point of instant replay?

Not only that, how come there is a rule for mound visits to be happened only once an inning for each team, but no limit on the amount of visits from the catcher to the pitcher?

Commissioner Selig assigned baseball experts and well respected past players, managers, HOFs. What are they doing? Are they ever going to take any action? 

The only thing Umpire Joe West can do is to complain on Commissioner Bud Selig.

So baseball fans: stop blaming it on Joe West.