Major League Baseball delivered New York Yankees Manager Aaron Boone was suspended for one game and fined an undisclosed amount Friday for his “recent conduct” toward umpires.
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Boone will serve the suspension Friday night, when the yankees opens a three-game series at home against the San Diego Padres
Boone was ejected Thursday midway through the third inning of New York’s home game against the Baltimore Orioles. He argued with umpire Edwin Moscoso over his strike zone, claiming the umpire had already missed four calls and kept yelling at Moscoso after he was ejected.
It was Boone’s fourth ejection of the young season. He has been ejected from 30 games since he took over as yankees manager in 2018
Three of his ejections have come in the past 10 games, including Sunday against the Cincinnati Reds and Thursday. The major league record for manager ejections in a season is 11, occurring five times, most recently Bobby Cox in 2001. Cox was ejected more times in his career than any other manager.
Boone referred to the reputation he was building when he spoke to reporters Friday afternoon, before the suspension hit.
“I think I’ve earned that reputation,” Boone said. “I think that’s leading to a quick hook? Not necessarily. I think (Thursday) night was quick, but that could be one of a kind. Maybe I’m delusional and did more than I think.”
“It happened several times this week and I wish I didn’t get kicked out and hopefully I can start a long streak of not getting kicked out. I’m not necessarily scared, but no, I don’t mean to get kicked out and I don’t want to, and I hope I don’t. do for a while.”
He yankees had yet to announce who would lead the team on Friday night. Bench coach Carlos Mendoza would be next in line
–Field level media
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