Yankees Manager Aaron Boone was suspended for one game and fined an undisclosed amount for his profanity-laced outburst at the home plate umpire Brennan Miller on Thursday, Major League Baseball announced.
Joe Torre, the former Yankees manager who handles discipline for M.L.B., handed down the decision on Friday. The announcement called Boone’s actions “inappropriate” and noted that he made “contact” with Miller, though it didn’t specify the nature of the contact. On replays, it appears the bill of Boone’s cap made contact with Miller’s.
Boone will serve his suspension during Friday’s game and will not be in the dugout against the Colorado Rockies at Yankee Stadium.
The Yankees were upset with Miller’s strike zone on Thursday, including questionable called strikes to Brett Gardner and D.J. LeMahieu. Boone kept chirping from the dugout and told Miller he needed to do better.
Finally, Miller, a rookie umpire, tossed Boone from the game. Boone raced out of the dugout and yelled at Miller in his face. The profanity-filled tirade included references to the Yankees hitters being “savages” in the batter’s box, a line that has been seized upon by fans and one that Boone has been using all season inside the clubhouse.
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