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Joseph west he's been a Major League umpire for over thirty years he designed and patented.
The west -- the only chest protector endorsed by Major League Baseball for use by other umpires he's also a fine musician.
He's recorded two no country albums -- thanks for joining us we'll get to music in a minute but.
You know I ask you -- bit earlier.
-- the complainer is in baseball.
Who usually they're the ones that who are in the slope or not pitching with a look into -- -- blown call.
Probably will never -- never missed one calls there's a nice play baseball red supposed bailout -- -- -- I gotta tell you Joseph every umpires blown call here you know I'm Lebanon part of 32 years I don't -- all right what I've been out there for all oval office of but do you that.
Any truth of the make up call will -- mind.
Look to break some news here -- Major League Baseball.
If they're they're not watching -- I'll be there watching something else right now you can't you can't correct a mistake with another missed that but this woman we try this one Austin -- -- -- might get him on this one -- Homered.
-- if you don't know homered is I contend that if you're playing Yankee Stadium some times yankees -- a little bit better.
Did the ledge.
Now now telkom might not get us that it is tough though you can as the Yankees they'll tell you absolutely not the let's talk about a couple of the a couple of good.
Managers that come to mind Ozzie Guillen.
They were thrown out how many times you know.
For one you -- throughout Dick Williams too and he's in the hall of fame where we were never finished a game I was in he's in the hole for himself.
Except picked up the so what is it where do you draw the line what it when did they get the -- when is it just you know really close arguing a lot of.
This they can't be personal and they can't say something directed at you to and so you are -- and they can't do anything to show you improvements that.
This is this a unique game in that it's typically American because it's always somebody else's fault that they.
They have a failure it's the -- stronger.
This was in the way or something was in the background -- This is a typically American game and then you can tell us who invented by Americans rather than the way it's displayed in this the only sport in the world -- -- the manager -- the represent the team can come out and argue with the officially can't do that many of the sport.
What about that noise is by the fact that they cross the line -- -- on the playing field and not the kind of calling out -- little bit at that point are concerned that live there in hot water -- do that not only better behave were.
Then and is it ever any other there were rumors.
That is to be of my -- -- commodity that you're facing the yellow any adult crowd saudis -- it is -- What are you doing tonight on the each of the -- today scotches on me make that make that call.
My -- the next time.
Well Grady Little came out in LA one time for no reason to talk to the pitcher and I went to the mound to see what the problem wasn't -- He said you know you're the reason these games are going three -- -- and -- try and -- kicked out.
And he said no I'm not get China to kicked out of the -- if you call more strikes rule of the game would go for I should get out -- -- -- so happy turnaround basis thanks I'll tell you one list.
-- -- -- -- The president Watson golf in the locker.
And let's hope but Dave -- Dave Wright -- the minute but they're basically got hit.
This week this past weekend.
In the head he got beat and he got beat by -- 94 mile an hour fastball all right some would say -- chin music he's trying muted the -- back went awry.
We're do you draw the line I mean is that an immediate immediate -- is that.
-- I interpret that as a brush back or that -- just got away.
Well they've tried to institute that -- to be immediately because you did get hit in the head but that.
That particular situation that kid wasn't thrown at him we another earlier this year -- Jason Marquis hit Scott Rolen.
And Jason was the -- -- -- the rest of his game he couldn't pitch after that.
So there are certain towns where you know when there's tournament and you know that they weren't so I mean.
That was an accidentally and even even David Wright we'll tell you he didn't he didn't believe he threw him.
The bad part of that is is.
Your teammates try to retaliate for that would help -- -- that's -- Joseph let's ask my problem and it puts you on the spot here my friend.
We're -- tax cuts part of baseball is there.
He our biggest problem that is the American League is because the pitcher doesn't have to bat.
Yeah -- the designated hitter Ron fairly simple the first instituted some slight give of the pitchers free -- to -- somebody because they never have to bat but.
So it's a little more difficult in the American League than it is in the nationally but.
For the most part.
You you you know what pitchers or headhunters were pitchers throw people for a reason.
Perfect example is who is Roger Clemens when he pitched for the Red Sox and the Yankees and Toronto.
He -- would anybody want to when he went over to play for the Astros he didn't have a soul all year.
So -- so let's talk about so daybreak it's been right Johan Santana has on the -- next next inning and he throws behind someone should be have been ejected.
Well I think that was a breaking ball OK if a candidate I was up.
There's a difference and are trying to implement them.
Breaking ball ours is the ball trying to break is something -- -- does a little different than I mean.
-- and and they're getting smarter sometimes -- run a little breaking ball -- -- -- pitch but for the most part they're not doing if it's a break tomorrow night let's let's get here you're west's best Tom anybody -- took a shot there recently right.
Yeah lives in Yankee Stadium in the catcher got crossed up with a pitch and and the moment you never -- in the person -- -- plastic which.
You shouldn't get hurt if you get a little plastic part of -- it's it's designed.
So that the plastic.
-- of them to have a full pad and then that -- visible so in the course would hit it.
Just like him.
-- -- rifle shot to return -- be OK with Syria and (%expletive) -- I gotta tell you I spent -- time behind the plate -- -- out there there.
-- matter how much protection you you you feeling when you get hit with a ball that's a faulted or catcher gets -- But the way that catcher completely missed blowing across completely so there's no there was no -- stop -- apple 9593 miles all right -- And that really feel that hurts I know how hard AJ Burnett throws me.
What about the -- gonna be doing it with the matter of the -- we will we will -- worked on network who with the help of a -- -- -- director medical services tremendously grateful we've.
Beefed up -- in fact.
We have less concussions were -- mass than we do -- the hockey style film which.
They -- -- the catchers -- so missing -- -- -- not the style televised some the other but we have more concussions -- that that we do the -- -- let's talk about your music career a little bit stage manager Austin says.
Not only did he love the CD loaded out to probably I don't know why Yankee fans but he loaded -- Yankee fans and maybe what they won't give it back.
What's going -- and trying to hit the death -- Bob hey if that's.
-- got -- I started backing.
And the middle ladies.
Hudson -- the bands like Mickey dealings and -- -- with Bonnie Owens and -- single stage 11 song with Merle Haggard and the four guys which is a big group out of natural and I still performance John -- in Nashville Tennessee and and that.
And mark Jason Phoenix and you know move the standard old country -- so I still are you covering other people's songs that we don't yet a lot of I have I have puller first elementary originals and to that I arranged in the and the the second have almost lot of baseball stories.
That we -- the music behind and everything in.
I wrote almost one of those what do you drive -- -- behind the plate saying some music with your favorite.
-- Well I love both communal living they kind of feed off each other because.
Every day that you you work in baseball you witness in the piece of history and and you can he can add that everything you do what I really like to do my favorite song that I perform as a little Merle Haggard -- we'll find sodomy.
And I'll preface it was one of my recordings with them about a tribute to our military and I think people forget that.
If it wasn't for everything the military does for us and protect this country we wouldn't have this kind of fun and ten things to do.
Absolutely Joseph west of Major League Baseball player for four dozen games before I let you go joke what happens on the bench is clear and as -- -- what you guys going to receive yes.
Well it if you can separate the two combatants should try to do that because if you -- one away from the other McCain fine.
I don't tell us thanks for joining us that scoreboard they.
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