Remember back in 2019 when New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone didn’t like the umpire’s strike zone on a calm afternoon in the Bronx?
Yeah, that resulted in arguably the most incredible viral baseball video ever, with the skipper claiming his “guys were f–king savages in the box.” We’ve missed that Aaron Boone. We’ve been hoping to see him again.
Ladies and gentlemen, say hello to the man that won over the fan base a couple of years ago! Boonie absolutely lost his marbles on the home plate umpire in Oakland on Thursday night as the Yankees opened up a four-game set against the Athletics.
Todd Tichenor ejected Boone for arguing balls and strikes after he was squeezing Aaron Judge and Joey Gallo in the first two frames. Come on, Todd!
Boone got his money’s worth though. Right up in Tichenor’s face, bringing back those 2019 vibes. Let’s light this 11-game winning streak on fire, shall we?!
The Bombers have since taken a 6-0 lead after Boone’s rant.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone was ejected for losing his mind.
The next batter was Giancarlo Stanton, who worked the count full and acknowledged he heard his manager LOUD and CLEAR.
Have you seen a homer this majestic in 2021? It’s like it was from a video game.
1-0 Yankees then turned into 2-0 when Brett Gardner homered two batters later. Then, in the third inning, New York poured on four more runs. An Anthony Rizzo double scored Andrew Velazquez before Joey Gallo (in familiar territory against a former division opponent!) uncorked a three-run shot, scoring Judge and DJ LeMahieu.
It seems … everyone was furious with Tichenor’s strike zone? Three murdered baseballs.
Boone might be hitting the showers early, but his work here is done. Better late than never, too. Though the Yankees needed this kind of fire and passion months ago when they were languishing among the rest of the league’s mediocre clubs, it certainly doesn’t hurt to let it fly when things are going exceptionally well and everyone is galvanized by a 33-11 run.
Though the Yankees blew this 6-0 lead, the team came through in the ninth with a go-ahead single from Judge. Aroldis Chapman closed it out for the 7-6 victory.
Now, if someone could get the hot mics for this one, that’d be great.