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West rips pace of play

Umpire: Opening series ‘pathetic’

Victor Martinez gets the, er, pleasure of catching Tim Wakefield this season. Victor Martinez gets the, er, pleasure of catching Tim Wakefield this season. (File/The Boston Globe)
By Amalie Benjamin
Globe Staff / April 9, 2010

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After a series in which two nine-inning games topped the 3-hour-45-minute mark, umpire Joe West criticized the Red Sox and Yankees for their pace of play in yesterday’s Bergen Record, calling the problem “pathetic and embarrassing.’’ (Full article: 836 words)

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