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Jim McKean: Joe West made correct call

Updated: September 5, 2011, 4:25 PM ET
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

Controversy is swirling around umpire Joe West, but ESPN umpiring consultant Jim McKean says he believes West used the replay rule properly when he called Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Hunter Pence out Sunday because of fan interference.

McKean told ESPN.com on Monday that the Phillies are "not going to win" their formal protest of Sunday's 5-4 loss in Florida because "fan interference is part of the replay rule" and because West, as the crew chief, "has the right to look at the replay ...

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