Yankees: Revisiting the Game Aaron Boone, Brett Gardner and CC Sabathia Got Ejected
By Jerry Trotta
Revisiting the time last season when Aaron Boone and Brett Gardner were ejected against the Cleveland Indians.
Perhaps the most memorable game for New York Yankees fans last season came during a mid-August series against the Cleveland Indians when three team members — two players and one manager — were ejected after an animated argument with umpires.
It all started when outfielder Cameron Maybin struck out on a pitch that was clearly outside of the strike zone, and Aaron Boone wasted no time retaliating from the Yankees dugout.
After getting thrown out from there, the skipper charged onto the field to get his money’s worth with the home plate ump.
As is normally the case with ejections, fans were going absolutely wild in the stands while this was transpiring. However, their exuberance undoubtedly peaked when Brett Gardner entered the mix.
The 36-year-old vet followed Boone’s tossing by banging his bat on the top of New York’s dugout. Unfortunately for Gardy, his response drew the ire of the first base ump, who was alarmingly quick to give him the old heave-ho.
At that point, the Yankees outfielder was in too deep to merely escort himself to the clubhouse for an early shower. After getting ejected, Gardner rushed onto the field to briefly confront the man in blue.
Lost in all the chaos, however, was CC Sabathia, who wasn’t on the active roster, being tossed during a heated conversation with crew chief Phil Cuzzi. You just had a feeling that CC was going to be involved somehow, even if he didn’t grab the main headlines.
The Yankees were already a force to be reckoned with at this point in the 2019 season. However, most fans would argue that coming together to back each other so loudly really strengthened the vibe in the clubhouse, and that translated to an even better performance on the diamond to close out the campaign.