New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone has been suspended one game for his tirade during Friday’s game against the Detroit Tigers, Major League Baseball announced Sunday.
Aaron Boone has been hit with a 1-game suspension for his run-in with Nic Lentz at home plate Friday night. Serving today.
— Sweeny Murti (@YankeesWFAN) September 2, 2018
Boone will serve the suspension Sunday as the Yankees wrap up a four-game series with Detroit in New York.
The Yankees manager was ejected Friday after leaving the dugout to give plate umpire Nic Lentz a steady earful of complaints about his strike zone and doing a catcher impression. It was the third time Boone has been ejected in his first season as a manager.
Aaron Boone out here putting on a clinic! 😂 pic.twitter.com/GxXVcCRjUd
— Cut4 (@Cut4) September 1, 2018
“Do your job!” cameras caught Boone shouting, as he turned from the umpire and got into the crouch in front of Tigers catcher James McCann, who was standing. From his crouch, Boone mimicked catching two pitches while screaming: “That’s a ball. That’s a strike. OK?”
Boone later addressed reporters about the spur-of-the-moment action.
MLB said Boone also had been fined an undisclosed amount for his outburst. I think he got his money’s worth.
Aaron Boone really just went to home plate, squatted, and showed the home-plate umpire why he was wrong before he cussed him out. Incredible. pic.twitter.com/24ATMGXyja
— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) September 1, 2018