New York Yankees Manager Aaron Boone was suspended one game for an expletive-laced tirade directed at home plate umpire Brennan Miller, during a NYY win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday.
“You’re having a piece-of-s- -t start to this game,” Boone could be heard saying to Miller during the broadcast on the YES Network, the Yankees’ cable home. “I feel bad for you, but f—ing get better. That guy [Rays starter Yonny Chirinos] is a good pitcher, but our guys are f—ing savages in that box. Our guys are savages in the f—ing box. Tighten it up right now, OK? Tighten this s- -t up.”
Here’s MLB’s statement on the suspension:
New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone has received a one-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for his inappropriate actions, including contact with the home plate umpire, during the bottom of the second inning of his Club’s Thursday afternoon game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. Joe Torre, Chief Baseball Officer for Major League Baseball, made the announcement. Boone’s suspension will be served [Friday night], when the Yankees are to host the Colorado Rockies.
On occasion, baseball managers get into heated arguments with umpires with the intent of getting thrown out of the game to fire up their teams, showing players the boss has their back.
“We are a bunch of savages,” Yankees first baseman Luke Voit said after the game.