In the eighth inning of Saturday night’s ALCS Game 1 between the Astros and Red Sox at Fenway Park, this befell veteran umpire Joe West … 
Look out, Joe West! 😬 pic.twitter.com/iNmPDtvcYi— ESPN (@espn) October 14, 2018

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 … 
So, according to @statcast, Joe West just wore 78.9 mph on the shoulder on the throw down to second from Christian Vazquez.— Coley Harvey (@ColeyHarvey) October 14, 2018

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

Joe West at 2nd base #NeverSettle pic.twitter.com/ZhXjsefCup— Ryan Flores (@RyFlo7) 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 attempting to get out of the way pic.twitter.com/RBX4BKHmql— Brett Anderson (@_BAnderson30_) October 14, 2018

The quintessential Joe West fight-or-flight dilemma is knowing there’s a ball coming at you but also knowing there’s a camera on you. #ALCS pic.twitter.com/UlIdqdk4qs— nascarcasm (@nascarcasm) October 14, 2018

Joe West sleeping like the rest of us.— Phil (@philhickey01) October 14, 2018

Cowboy Joe West, folks. 

Remember, you can follow along with all the ALCS action in our live blog or stream the game on fuboTV (Try for free). 

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