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Sunday, September 22, 2019

Joe West ejects Yankees’ Boone amid clash with rookie ump

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees manager Aaron Boone clashed Saturday with another rookie umpire, and this time, veteran crew chief Joe West stepped in.

Boone was ejected by West, umpiring at third base, for arguing balls and strikes during a 7-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.

New York slugger Giancarlo Stanton struck out looking at three low strikes from rookie T.J. Zeuch for the final out of the first inning. Stanton argued briefly with plate umpire Jeremie Rehak — an injury replacement from Triple-A — before heading back to the dugout.

Boone, meanwhile, shouted profanities from the bench, and West signaled his ejection from across the field. Rehak also booted Yankees hitting coach Marcus Thames during the exchange.

So, when two men with the temperaments (to put it euphemistically) of these two brawl, does anyone actually win?

 

QLE Posted: September 22, 2019 at 12:21 AM | 28 comment(s)
  Beats: aaron boone, ejections, joe west

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Aaron Boone, two Yankees players thrown out in win against Cleveland

NEW YORK – The war between the New York Yankees and league umpires escalated again on Saturday.

Manager Aaron Boone, outfielder Brett Gardner and pitcher CC Sabathia were all thrown out when tempers flared in the bottom of the sixth inning.

The disagreement began after Cameron Maybin took a borderline called third strike and questioned home plate umpire Ben May in a 6-5 win against the Indians.

That play was the last straw for Boone, who was unhappy with calls throughout the game. The Yankees manager had already gone down the tunnel when Gardner and Sabathia came rushing onto the field. Gardner insisted that he didn’t deserve an ejection, while Maybin placed some of the blame on the home plate ump.

On the one hand, this does make it clearer why Aaron Boone would consider the mercy rule a good idea….

 

QLE Posted: August 18, 2019 at 04:14 AM | 54 comment(s)
  Beats: aaron boone, brett gardner, cc sabathia, ejections

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Yankees Manager Aaron Boone Says MLB Should Consider Adding Mercy Rule

The New York Yankees have been on both ends of blowouts this season, and manager Aaron Boone thinks adding a mercy rule in MLB “might be ... worth exploring.”

“I think there would be a benefit to that,” Boone said Friday, according to the New York Post’s George A. King III. “You would probably eliminate a lot of the unwritten rules, people running or swinging. It would be like, if you get to this point after seven innings or whatever, there might be something to that and worth exploring.”

Boone’s team lost 19-5 to the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night—a game in which he used designated hitter Mike Ford at pitcher for the last two innings.

“It is not fun to obviously put a position player in that situation,” Boone added.

Why on Earth are you giving Rob Manfred more bad ideas?

 

QLE Posted: August 17, 2019 at 03:46 AM | 32 comment(s)
  Beats: aaron boone, mercy rule

Thursday, August 15, 2019

MLB can appeal to a younger audience by embracing what’s behind the curtain

NEW YORK — They’re selling T-shirts that read “Savages in the Box,’’ a slightly-sanitized version of Aaron Boone’s now famous three-week-old tirade, in the Yankee Stadium souvenir shops.

The shirts are $40 a pop and the lady behind the counter told me she can hardly keep them on the shelves.

The players are wearing them in the clubhouse, too, and there is even a sportswriter version, reading “Savages in the Press Box,’’ which goes for a mere $25.

Meanwhile, Major League Baseball would like to pretend, at least publicly, that baseball players and managers don’t really talk like that.

I know that this is a losing battle (and that, for various reasons, this site’s a bad place for it even more than many others), but is the debasing of civil society and the devolution into sociopathy really something we should be celebrating? When you’re using a wrestling promoter whose career can be summarized quite adequately as “low-life” as a positive, isn’t it a sign that your argument is terrible? In a world where “passion” sums up every jerk with a Twitter account, is it really something we need more of?

QLE Posted: August 15, 2019 at 04:11 AM | 13 comment(s)
  Beats: aaron boone, decorum, mlb

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Aaron Boone sees extra motivation in 2019 Yankees

NEW YORK (AP) — Manager Aaron Boone sees even more motivation in this year’s New York Yankees.

“They’ve had a couple of really good teams here that have been close, and the disappointment of an ending when you feel like you have a team capable of greatness I think does add a log to the fire,” he said Wednesday. “It does add a little extra kick to wanting this to get done, and I think that adds to everyone’s hunger a little bit.”

New York worked out at Yankee Stadium ahead of Thursday’s opener against Baltimore. The Yankees have not reached the World Series since winning the 2009 title and haven’t finished first in the AL East since 2012.

Mind you, they’ve still made the playoffs in three of the six years since, so….

 

QLE Posted: March 28, 2019 at 05:49 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: aaron boone, yankees

 

 

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