Madison Bumgarner and Umpire Joe West Had a Staredown (Video)
When naming the worst umpires in baseball, Joe West‘s name is bound to be near or at the top of every list. He was even named the worst umpire by 40 percent of players in a survey back in 2010. And he’s only gotten worse since then.
So what exactly makes Joe West such a bad umpire, you ask? Well, for starters, if you disagree with one of his calls, he’ll stare you down for 18 seconds…in the middle of the damn game!!!
That’s exactly what West was seen doing to San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner after the latter disagreed with the former’s ball-four call:
Congratulations, Joe West. You won that staredown. I hope you feel good about yourself. You suck.