Aaron Boone won’t be in the dugout Sunday afternoon for the Yankees’ finale against the Tigers, as the rookie manager will serve a one-game suspension for his epic argument and ejection during Friday’s win in The Bronx.
The announcement was made Sunday by Joe Torre, chief baseball officer for MLB, after Boone was tossed in the bottom of the fifth Friday.
Boone was upset with home plate umpire Nic Lentz’s strike zone and was ejected while he was still in the dugout.
He then raced onto the field and screamed at Lentz, appearing to bump the umpire’s hat with his own.
Boone finished his argument by squatting behind home plate like a catcher, expressing his displeasure with the strike zone.
“I just had some issues with the zone on a couple of pitches,” Boone said Friday. “Key pitches were missed. I took exception to it and I guess he heard enough.”
Detroit manager Ron Gardenhire was ejected in the eighth, upset when first-base umpire Paul Nauert ruled that Luke Voit checked his swing during what turned into the Yankees’ game-winning rally.
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