Yankees manager Aaron Boone was EJECTED in the first inning after the umpires overturned a foul call.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone was EJECTED in the first inning after umpires overturned the decision to allow him to score a Cincinnati Reds run…even though New York fouled out.
- Jake Bauers was unable to make a play on what was first ruled a foul ball.
- But it was found to be fair and the Reds scored, with a furious Boone thrown
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New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone was ejected from his team’s game against the Cincinnati Reds in the first inning after a foul was called down.
With the Reds’ Jonathan India at first base, Cincinnati’s Spencer Steer threw a pitch down the first base line.
Right fielder Jake Bauers ran to try to make a play on the ball, but it slipped out of his glove. His attempts to corral the ball were in vain, as he fell next to him.
First base umpire Néstor Ceja raised both hands to indicate a foul ball, but India kept running towards home plate, eventually catching up to it before returning to first base.
But upon further review, Bauers touched the ball in fair territory, only took it out and fouled. Reds manager David Bell challenged the call and overruled it, meaning the run scored.
A furious Aaron Boone was ejected for a controversial referee call for the Reds on Sunday.
This is the second time in a week that Boone has been ejected from a Yankees game.
Yankees outfielder Jake Bauers was unable to make a play on what was ruled a foul.
But the umpires overruled it, allowing a Reds run to score and causing Boone to be ejected.
Boone stormed out of the dugout in a fury and began arguing his case with second base umpire Brian O’Nora, saying that Ceja’s decision to call it a foul meant the Yankees thought the play was dead and therefore not they made a play to the plate.
But O’Nora apparently had enough of Boone, ejecting him even though it was only the first inning.
Boone was furious and yelled furiously at O’Nora before walking up to Ceja and yelling back.
The Yankees continued the rest of the game without their captain and managed to score runs via Harrison Bader’s two-run home run in the fifth inning.
And the Yankees posted a 4-1 victory on Sunday, raising their season record to 29-20.
Boone was also ejected earlier this week against the Blue Jays for angrily arguing with home plate umpire Clint Vondrak over a slider that was under the zone but called a strike against Aaron Judge.
This sparked an argument among the dugouts that raised questions about whether Aaron Judge was getting cues about the Blue Jays’ next pitch due to his sidelong glances before hitting a big home run.
Judge said that instead, he was trying not to be distracted by the disturbances at the two camps.