The throw from Christian Vazquez did not go where intended. West's presence probably saved the Sox a base, and also credit to West for wearing it without even a flinch.
West, of course, isn't the most popular of baseball arbiters, but he is perhaps the most famous. Given this oddity, takes on the Joe Blow weren't hard to find. What follows is a representative sampling ...
Joe West might be the only guy on the field with less range than Eduardo Nunez— Matthew Kory (@mattymatty2000) October 14, 2018
Best throw in postseason history— Mark Teahen (@MarkTeahen) October 14, 2018
Headlines in November: MLB Players Association names Christian Vazquez as Man of the Year.— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) October 14, 2018
Christian Vazquez just did what players have been wanting to do for 30 years.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) October 14, 2018
Christian Vazquez just pegged Joe West with a throw, and Boston will have a parade this October no matter the result of this series— Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) October 14, 2018
I sincerely hope that Joe West writes a country song about this moment— Emma Baccellieri (@emmabaccellieri) October 14, 2018
Joe West just had to have more tv time— Brett Anderson (@_BAnderson30_) October 14, 2018
Joe West, cat-like.— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) October 14, 2018
Joe West sleeping like the rest of us.— Phil (@philhickey01) October 14, 2018
Cowboy Joe West, folks.
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