Aaron Boone’s Viral Ejection

04/23/2024 Aaron Boone’s Viral Ejection

By: Jeff Yoder

Yankees Manager Aaron Boone Tossed 5 Pitches Into Game After Fan Yells at Umpire

One of the more bizarre storylines made waves on Monday after a day game between the Yankees and A’s started with a bang, and a whole new kind of “fan interference.” Yankees manager Aaron Boone got tossed five pitches in (five!) after one mild comment regarding a check swing. A hot mic picked up home-plate ump Hunter Wendelstedt’s response, warning Boone that he’d be tossed if he said another word. Boone kept his mouth shut. Moments later, he was gone.


“Apparently what he said was there was a fan right above the dugout… I heard something come from the far end of the dugout… He’s the manager of the Yankees, so he’s the one that had to go.” — Umpire Hunter Wendelstedt


The replay shows a fan sitting directly behind the dugout yelling, “Let’s go home plate!” That sparked Wendelstedt’s displeasure, and ultimately, Boone’s ejection. As you can assume, the internet had a field day. The chaos before and after made it one of the most entertaining baseball videos of the early season so far, and one of the most ironic, too. The Yanks fell to the A’s (2-0). The drama comes on the heels of fans having lost their patience with other MLB umps, namely Angel Hernandez in recent weeks. The Show goes on.


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