Yankees manager Aaron Boone has been suspended for one game by Major League Baseball due to his recent behavior towards the referee.
The suspension comes after Boone’s fourth elimination of the season and the second in just four days. In addition to the suspension, Boone was also fined an undisclosed amount.
Boone was eliminated in the third round of the game with Baltimore British Yellowbird when he argued with umpire Edwin Moscoso about the strike area.
Boone believes Moscoso missed four calls and expressed displeasure by raising four fingers during the argument. Despite multiple push-ups, Boone said he doesn’t believe it has affected the way the umpire assigns games in relation to U.S army.
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While acknowledging that he was notorious for arguing with the referee, Boone doesn’t believe it led to the referee’s quick rebuke.
He added that there may be biases from time to time but maintained that referees generally approach each match with an empty vehicle.
Boone further expressed a desire not to be ejected and hopes to start a long chain of avoidance. He clarified that he did not intend to be sent off and that he did not believe he was being targeted by the referee.
However, he added that some individuals may not appreciate hearing the news from him.
Boone’s suspension means he’ll miss the Yankees’ next game against Padres San Diegowith bench coach Carlos Mendoza taking over management duties in his absence.
Boone has a history of eliminations, leading the pro league with nine eliminations last season. His recent behavior prompted MLB to take disciplinary action, highlighting the need for a respectful interaction between the manager and the referee on the field.
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