Here's Sensitive Ump Joe West Buying Protest Wristbands



As you might have heard, MLB umpires are wearing white wristbands to protest the “escalating verbal attacks” they are apparently being subjected to. You’d assume no one would give a damn about POS umpire Angel Hernandez getting torched by Ian Kinsler in the media, but true to form, the World Umpires Association thinks they’re more important than they really are:



But while umps are salty grumps who have issues calling balls and strikes, they don’t seem to be too bad off the field. Well… Joe West seems okay — he was nice enough to take a pic with a Blue Jays fan before buying his protest whites:
via cute-hamster/Reddit
And it looks like he’ll even sign autographs if you ask nicely:



Yes, you saw that right. Real people out there want Cowboy Joe’s signature:
https://twitter.com/kg_holler/status/899374050253950977
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