VIDEO: Aaron Boone Gets Ridiculous Ejection for Yankees Fan Comments

New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone received a ridiculous ejection during Monday's game against the Oakland Athletics.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone was ejected just five pitches into Monday's game vs. the A's.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone was ejected just five pitches into Monday's game vs. the A's. / Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone's presence only lasted for one batter during Monday's series-opening game against the Oakland Athletics. 

The 51-year-old skipper was ejected after starting pitcher Carlos Rodon only threw five pitches against the Athletics to begin the week. Boone argued with home plate umpire Hunter Wendelstedt after a pitch head Oakland lead-off batter Esteury Ruiz's foot, resulting in a walk. 

Boone expressed his disapproval of the call, insisting that Ruiz swung at the pitch. Wendelstedt didn't have any of that, though, telling the New York manager that if he had "anything else to say, you're gone."

It only took one more pitch for that warning to become a reality as Wendelstedt ejected Boone following the ensuing pitch. Not only is the video of the ejection below, but the live mics caught every second of the Boone-Wendelstedt exchange (NSFW language warning). 

The ejection is completely ridiculous because you can clearly see that Boone didn't say anything following Wendelstedt's warning. A second camera angle from YES Network reveals that the ejection-causing remark came from a fan in a blue shirt behind the Yankees dugout who yelled out something while Boone's mouth wasn't even open. 

While managers can sometimes be at fault for an ejection, this isn't one of those times. 

Boone had every right to be as livid as he was because he was kicked out in the first inning because of something he didn't even say. He and bench coach Brad Ausmus even tried to tell Wendelstedt that it was the fan who made the remark only for the veteran ump to say "I don't care who said it!"

Monday's ejection is Boone's second of the 2024 season and the 35th of his managing career. He's now tied for 48th on the all-time ejections list despite only joining the Yankees in 2018.

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