The manager of the New York Yankees, Aaron Boone absolutely decimated a young umpire after he was ejected during New York’s game versus Tampa Bay Thursday afternoon.
Boone’s “Not Safe For Work” rant came at the bottom of the second inning when the game was tied 2-2. His diatribe appeared to follow an at-bat by Brett Gardner who was caught looking on an inside fastball. At that point, Boone had enough.
“F*cking get better now Brennan lets f*cking go,” Boone can be heard yelling from the dugout. Brennan Miller was the rookie home plate umpire who Boone was talking to. Millier is behind the plate for the fifth time in his entire MLB career, according to CBS Sports.
“Bear down let’s go,” Boone continued as Brett Gardner took his frustrations of the previous at-bat on the ceiling of the dugout. “Really bad start,” Boone said.
After another called strike, with the ball questionably outside, the rookie umpire chirped back at Boone. “Aaron, I heard you!,” he replied. “I heard you Aaron.”
“F*cking terrible,” Boone snarked back. At this point, Miller had enough and tossed the Yankees manager.
And in typical MLB manager behavior, Aaron stormed out and “got his money’s worth” as one YES commentator put it.
“My guys are f*cking savages in that box and you’re having a piece of sh*t start to this game,” Boone said inches away from Miller’s face. “I feel bad for you, but f*cking be better. That guy is a good pitcher and but our guys are f*cking savages in that box. Our guys are savages in the f*cking box. Tighten it up right now, OK? Tighten this sh*t up.”
Watch the full uncensored sequence below:
Miller Got an Ear Full from Both Dugouts Early in the Game
As it goes for a lot of young umpires, Brennan Miller got an ear full from both dugouts during the first couple of innings of the game. CBS Sports reports, that one incident that led to Boone’s explosion was the calls Miller made on Yankees righty Domingo Green in the first inning.
Boone’s incident must have struck a chord with Miller though, as he has tightened up since the first two innings.
Rays & Yankees in the Middle of a Double-Header
This four-game series between the Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees has been an intense battle between the two teams atop of the American League East.
The Rays came into today’s matchup 56-41, six games back of the Yankees who are 60-33. The two have gone back and forth in the first two games as Tampa’s catcher, Travis d’Arnaud knocked three home runs in the first game as the Rays took it 5-4. The Yankees responded though, as Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius knocked a clutch grand slam to give the Yanks an 8-3 win in game two of the series.
Now the Rays and Yanks are in the midst of game one of a single-admission doubleheader in New York – game three was postponed last night due to inclement weather. The first game started at 3:00pm and the second will take place shortly after the first finishes.