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Do Not Even Dare Think About Joe West In The Baseball Hall Of Fame

5:33 PM EST on February 4, 2022

Joe West
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After more than four decades as an MLB umpire, and a record number of regular-season games, "Country" Joe West officially called it quits today. So I guess it's time to take a deep breath and consider his contributions to the national pastim—

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