Aaron Boone Yankees: Embarrassed about post-ejection show

News agencyAugust 8, 2023, 07:49 PM ET2 minutes to read

Aaron Boone mimics the ump, and gets fired after a long tirade

Yankees coach Aaron Boone was ejected from the game after a heated argument with plate umpire Laz Diaz.

chicago — Yankees manager Aaron Boone said he was embarrassed by his play during an argument with plate umpire Laz Diaz after he was ejected from New York’s loss to the Chicago White Sox on Monday.

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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