Umpire Joe West Oddly Brings Up Voting For Trump After Ejecting Nats GM Mike Rizzo (VIDEO)
Joe West has had questionable calls in the past, but this one may take the cake.
The longtime Major League Baseball umpire said he would vote for President Trump in the 2020 presidential election, but those comments came weirdly after West tossed Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo for yelling at umpires from a luxury suite in Atlanta on Sunday.
“Enough is enough,” West said, according to The Associated Press. “I wouldn’t take that from a player. I wouldn’t take that from a manager.”
He added: “If it was Donald Trump, I’d eject him, too. But I’d still vote for him.”
Despite what the caption says, Rizzo was not ejected for not wearing a mask. He was ejected for arguing strikes and balls.
“We informed the office that if it continued, we’d stop it,” West said. “And we did.”
“He was saying, ‘you’re brutal’ and other things,” West said. “We’re in a pandemic situation, you can hear everything.”
West is on track to set the record for most games umpired in MLB history next year.