Another day, another Yankees meltdown that ended with Brett Gardner and others getting ejected by the umpires. Gotta love those hot August baseball games!!!
This one was pretty wild — the Yanks were playing the Cleveland Indians Saturday in a close game, which erupted in chaos around the 6th inning … when Cameron Maybin was called out on a third strike he and his team felt was off the plate.
Manager Aaron Boone felt very strongly about it, in fact … and was quickly ejected by home-plate umpire Ben May when he started losing it on the field. Over, right? WRONG!!!
Shortly after Boone was tossed, Gardner started banging a bat on the roof of the Yankees’ dugout … which got him ejected as well. Pitcher C.C. Sabathia was pissed too, and he got tossed almost immediately afterward after seemingly challenging the umpire.
Both Gardner and Sabathia had to be held back by their teammates — luckily, things didn’t escalate from there. Even luckier for the Yankees, they ended up winning the game 6-5, despite the ejections.
The umpire face-offs seems to be a regular thing for the boys in pinstripes lately — Gardner was ejected last week after a case of mistaken identity. And, of course, Boone got ejected — and subsequently suspended — last month when he got in an ump’s face.