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Boone said he spoke to MLB Senior Vice President of Field Operations Mike Hill on Tuesday. He did not disclose the details of their discussion.
“I don’t like doing that,” Boone said. “But I also felt like I needed to fight with what was going on in that match.”
Boone was sacked by Diaz after Anthony Volpe was called on strikes against reliever Brian Shaw to start the eighth inning. Then he made the most of his American League-leading sixth ejection.
Boone ran to home plate and went into arm-waving plays.
The manager bent down and drew a line in the dirt with his finger at the edge of the left batter’s box, showing where he thought the pitch was, then emphatically imitated Diaz calling strike three.
Boone said he had heard from “quite a few” fellow directors, adding that it was “a lot of funny stuff, mostly”.
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