This was inevitable, wasn’t it? MLB has suspended Aaron Boone for one game after yesterday’s explosion, per Joel Sherman of the New York Post:
Boone will serve the suspension tonight, and one imagines Bench Coach Josh Bard will take his place. That’s probably for the best: serve the inevitable suspension, let it be a storyline tonight, and then everyone moves on. Makes sense to me, at least.
If you somehow missed the legendary tirade, here it is in full with isolated audio (NSFW, obviously):
There will probably be some consternation among Yankee fans for this suspension, but honestly, what did you expect? The league can’t let a rookie umpire get undressed like that–this video has been seen many times–without consequences. That’s true even if the umpire is calling a terrible game, which was, of course, the case.
As Randy noted last night, we often hear that Boone is a player’s manager, but we don’t get to see it–well, we did here. We already know how at least one player responded:
Anyway, the Yankees will be without Aaron Boone, but we’re all equipped with a new catch phrase about the “Bleepin’ Savage” Bronx Bombers now, aren’t we? Enjoy your night off, Skip. You earned it.