Joe West Was There in Spirit

This one comes courtesy of NotGraphs reader — and quite possibly New York Mets relief pitcher extraordinaire — Francisco Rodriguez.

When there’s an ejection in baseball, I like to think Joe West knows about it. It’s innate. The Great Ejector closes his eyes and, boom, he’s there, tossing whoever needs to be tossed.

Sunday afternoon on the South Side of Chicago, when Joe Maddon ejected the entire umpiring crew, Joe West was there, figuratively speaking.

Because an ejecting party without Joe West is hardly an ejecting party at all.

Thank you kindly, Francisco Rodriguez. Keep up the great work in New York, if you actually are K-Rod.



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Secretary GM
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Secretary GM

cdk-rod > All

Yirmiyahu
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Yirmiyahu

Wait. Is Joe West ejecting Maddon or the umpiring crew? Very unclear.

reillocity
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reillocity

Country Joe has to be terribly envious of Jim Joyce’s hat trick on Sunday – Joyce gave Edward Mujica, Aneury Rodriguez, and Brad Mills the ol’ heave ho. Surely, West has his thumb fully loaded and cocked and will deploy it in short order.

Shockbauce
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Shockbauce

cdk-rod doin work

Francisco Rodriguez
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It’s a reference to my screen name on another baseball board :o

And no, i’m not the Mets pitcher, but i’ll throw a haymaker into a father in law if need be.

Bryz
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What if it’s actually Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of California of United States of… reliever Francisco Rodriguez?

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