Aaron Boone laughs in face of MLB ejections: “I’m not gonna change”

New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports) /

New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone was suspended one game for his conduct toward umpires and said he’s not going to change.

New York Yankees fans may question Aaron Boone’s managerial skills, but what they can’t deny is that he knows how to give umpires the business and get thrown out of games.

This past Thursday, Boone was ejected for the third time in 10 days for arguing with home plate umpire Edwin Moscoso over the strike zone in the team’s game against the Baltimore Orioles.

During the argument, Boone accidentally spat in the face of Moscoso. One day later, Boone received a one-game suspension for his conduct towards umpires, which he served on Friday night against the San Diego Padres.

Boone returned to the dugout on Saturday for the second game of New York’s three-game series against San Diego. Before that game, Boone was asked if he feels he needs to change his conduct towards umpires. Boone said that he’s not going to change, and joked that he makes it through more games than he gets thrown out of them.

The video comes courtesy of SNY.

Aaron Boone says he won’t change following his suspension for conduct toward MLB umpires

“Maybe just being better at knowing where that line is,” said Boone. “Again, a couple of these I don’t necessarily think I should have been tossed. But I’ll be mindful of it and try and stay in games without fighting for what I think’s important and keeping an edge when I walk out there.”

Boone was tossed in the Yankees’ May 15 game against the Toronto Blue Jays for arguing a strike call on star outfielder Aaron Judge. Then on a Sunday morning baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds on May 21, Boone was ejected in the top of the first inning for arguing about a replay review’s determination that Jonathan India should have scored from first base to home after a dropped fly ball by Jake Bauers in right field.

Now, Boone has four ejections on the year. For those curious how many Boone would need to break a single-season record, he would need to be thrown out of eight more games. Bobby Cox (2001), Bill Dahlen (1910), John McGraw (1905-06), and Paul Richards (1952) have the most ejections in a single season with 11 each, per Baseball Reference.

Even with the suspension, Boone isn’t going to change how he interacts with umpires, especially if he feels their calls are going against the Yankees.

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