Joe West right and wrong

Umpires could do something about baseball games' pace, but should they?

Updated: April 14, 2010, 3:01 AM ET
By Tim Keown | ESPN.com

Now that a few days have passed, we can say a couple of things about umpire Joe West and his remarks about the length of games as played by the Red Sox and Yankees: 1) he was right; and, 2) when he's right, he's very, very wrong.

And then we can move on from West's comments to address the bigger issue. Namely, is there a bigger issue?

This much is true: There's no question the Red Sox and Yankees take too long to play their games. They step out of the box, take pitches, ...

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