While it’s unclear what sort of dark forces would compel every media source to misreport same, one thing that is clear is the totally unadulterated image you see above here. As plain as the disgust on Joe West’s face is Joe West himself, ejecting a couple that’s now become famous for briefly visiting Make Out City during the recent Vancouver riots.
I think it’s time we stop asking “Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?” and start asking “Quis custodiet ipsum Joe West?”
I missed Wednesday night’s festivities between the Toronto Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Rays. I was, believe it or not, playing hockey. I know: I am an actual, living, in-the-flesh Canadian stereotype.
Anyway, you can imagine my chagrin upon learning that I missed a Joe West ejection, two Chad Fairchild ejections, and all the drama that accompanied them. Life isn’t fair.
Thankfully, though, intrepid journalistic organizations — Reuters, for example — employ some of the finest sports photographers in the business, and they caught Joe West in action. It’s his form — his damn fine form — that I have become so enamored with.
Navin Naswani showed you this interesting photo last week:
What he failed to highlight, however, was the presence of Friend of Site, Ejector of Fears, Joe West. Yes, ol’ Westy actually inspired this event, spinal tapping the base-pilfering hippie — demanding he eject the second base by all means necessary. Computer, ENHANCE!:
No, I can’t prove this is The Great Ejector behind the plate in the video below, but — really — what other man in blue would break into applause at the sight of a fallen lawbreaker? Yes, we can assume the hitter had it coming because otherwise Joe West would’ve done what he does and ejected the offending pitcher. In this righteous instance, though, it wouldn’t surprise me if Joe West deputized the pitcher and told him to take care of things or he’d see to it that things got taken care of. He’s clapping because the young man on the mound just cut his teeth in the ways of the (Joe) West.