Javy Baez upset with unprofessional treatment from Joe West
Javy Baez was upset with what he felt was unprofessional treatment from umpire Joe West during Friday’s game.
Baez was called out on a 3-2 pitch in the first inning of the Chicago Cubs’ 2-1 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies. Replay showed that the pitch was inside by an inch or two and should have been called a ball. Baez tried to say something to West about it, and the two exchanged words.
— Barry Rozner (@BarryRozner) August 31, 2018
After the game, Baez complained about West and hinted the umpire did not talk to him with respect.
Baez on exchange with J. West: ".There’s nothing wrong with asking or talking to umpires. They need to start talking to us like humans, because they’re not. And if anybody, it doesn’t have to be them. if anybody doesn’t talk to me with respect, I won’t talk to them with respect."
— Mark Gonzales (@MDGonzales) September 1, 2018
West continues to make bad calls and demonstrate unprofessional behavior, yet he continues to umpire MLB games. The list of complaints against him is lengthy and growing.