Aaron Boone responds, umpire Hunter Wendelstadt blasts him after 'embarrassing' ejection

This just gets more embarrassing for MLB.
Oakland Athletics v New York Yankees
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New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone has been ejected enough times to know the earned ones from the embarrassing fiascoes. Monday was, in all likelihood, the greatest farce of all, one which the MLB Umpires Association probably won't own up to.

Luckily for them, you still can't turn back time, so even a heartfelt, "I'm sorry!" won't bring back the nine full innings Boone missed Monday afternoon because a fan in the stands with a blue pullover threw his voice.

Instead of focusing on the worst loss of the Yankees' season (so far!) or Mason Miller's abject dominance, the spotlight remains on the very first batter of the game, when Boone asked for an appeal to first on a check swing, umpire Hunter Wendelstadt went ballistic, and the Yankees' manager was ejected while he sat in complete silence.

Following the contest, Boone had trouble "wrapping his head around" what happened in the first inning, which cast a pall over the remainder of the nine-inning dud.

Yankees manager Aaron Boone addresses embarrassing ejection vs. Oakland; umpire Hunter Wendelstadt responds

"I didn't really even go after Hunter ... I said, 'Hunter, you can call it, too,' and he came back at me pretty hard, to which I didn't respond. I just said, 'OK'. I went down, and ... it's embarrassing," Boone concluded.

Shortly thereafter, he declined to elaborate, but noted that he would be contacting Major League Baseball.

If anything, Wendelstadt's postgame response made a call with the MLB head office all the more necessary. In case you thought he would acknowledge being fooled by the screaming fan and take an ounce of responsibility ... nope! Instead, he reiterated that Aaron Boone is responsible for the Yankees' conduct (true), and blamed his quick trigger on an unknown voice from the "far end of the dugout".

Keep in mind the world heard everything on a hot mic and saw the fan screaming, just prior to Wendelstadt's hook.

Nope. It must've been that goshdarn player in the far end of the dugout, whose loud scream ignited Wendelstadt, but didn't show up on any of the tapes. Got it.

There was nothing Boone could do in the moment; his sprint onto the field was as futile as his offense for the remaining nine frames. There's still nothing he can do now, even to reform future poor umpiring efforts. And that's the most embarrassing thing of all.