Joe West made Sabathia change shoes, told Thames tape didn't match
- CC Sabathia confirmed that West made him change shoes in the second inning of the Opening Day game at Fenway Park. West told Sabathia he had to change his gray shoes because there wasn't any Yankees blue in them, though the gray shoes matched the gray Yankees road uniforms.
The next night West told Marcus Thames he had to take tape off his wrist because it didn't match the uniform. And West stopped reliever Joba Chamberlain on the way to the bullpen to check his shoes, but told Chamberlain his cleats were OK because there was blue in them."...
- from NY Post, 4/10/10 by George King, "Yankees-Red Sox Umpire ordered uniform changes"