On Sunday, September 6, Washington Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo was ejected from watching his team's game after umpires heard him yelling disparaging comments from his private box.
Joe West calls security to get someone kicked out of the game. https://t.co/pr9WYkYE1M— Baseball GIFs (@Baseball GIFs)1599421429.0
Though the scenario was already a strange one, since there's no way Rizzo would have been within earshot if there were people filling the stadium, umpire Joe West then decided to make things even stranger by endorsing Donald Trump for President.
Joe West, a fairly unpopular longtime MLB umpire, was roasted online for his random Trump plug.
There are some people who never trend for a good reason. Joe West is one of them.— Super 70s Sports (@Super 70s Sports)1599426457.0
I’ve got 30/1 odds on Joe West appearing in a Trump campaign video in which he ejects antifa from America— Nick Stellini (@Nick Stellini)1599444236.0
this is my shocked face because joe west is a trump voter 😐— bex (@bex)1599445518.0
For those who know Joe West, the incident was a pretty unsurprising one.
Joe West never ceases to amaze me with his comments that make 0 sense. https://t.co/x0XGGhN5wP— Max Greenfield (@Max Greenfield)1599445390.0
Joe West ?? How does Trump randomly come up here 💀 https://t.co/AZxJRNtfFr— Hockey GM Liam 🦖 (@Hockey GM Liam 🦖)1599453006.0
@AP_Sports Yep, of course Joe West is a Trump supporter.— ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (@¯\_(ツ)_/¯)1599445341.0
Fans were perplexed by the strange series of events.
This man, Joe West, stopped a game of baseball today to eject a GM (Mike Rizzo) who was in a corporate suite. He al… https://t.co/GdRpCzJ08A— Dan Clark (@Dan Clark)1599457577.0
Can @MLB spring for a mask that fits Joe West's face? He looks like he got clotheslined by an Ace bandage. @Braves… https://t.co/WSJUHafQ8r— Matt (@Matt)1599422433.0
@TrustBigTruss @JonHeyman Wether joe west is a trump supporter or not he still is a terrible umpire— 🦑 (@🦑)1599483644.0
The fact that Joe West is a Trump supporter was, to many, a little bit less than shocking.
@JonHeyman Buddy it’s Joe West, EVERYONE ASSUMED he‘s a Trump supporter. (Completely strange and unnecessary thin… https://t.co/ud9eq9fpVN— Processing.. (@Processing..)1599475638.0
@JonHeyman Can’t you look at Joe West and know that he is a Trump supporter.— wes hardison (@wes hardison)1599475476.0
It also seemed unlikely, however, that West's endorsement was going to help Donald Trump in any significant way.
January 16, 2021 In his last week in office, President Trump awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to MLB umpi… https://t.co/9G24OXCZRf— Nick Francona (@Nick Francona)1599444979.0
A vote for Trump is a vote for Joe West. This is the most damning anti-Trump ad yet. https://t.co/vmv9qQOAHp— guy who calls it The Simsims (@guy who calls it The Simsims)1599454084.0
For future reference, there's little to no reason any umpire needs to bring up Donald Trump again any time soon.