Baseball fan’s heckling gets New York Yankees manager ejected from game

New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone was ejected from Monday’s game against the Oakland Athletics after an umpire appeared to confuse a fan’s heckling with Boone’s. The ejection happened just five pitches after the start of the game.

After a pitch from Yankees starter Carlos Rodón was called a strike by Hunter Wendelstedt, the home plate umpire removed his mask, walked toward the Yankees’ dugout, and began yelling at the bench. 

“Hey, guess what? You’re not yelling at me,” Wendelstedt shouted. “I did what I’m supposed to do and checked! I’m looking for him to get hit by the pitch! You got anything else to say, you’re gone! OK?”

Seven seconds later, Boone was ejected from the game.

“Aaron, you’re done!” Wendelstedt shouted.

Boone rushed out of the dugout and said he never said anything. He pointed to the stands and repeated
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