Let’s just say controversy reigned supreme last night north of the border between the New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays.
The Yankees won the game 6-3, Aaron Judge hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning that proved to be the difference, and, no he did not make a glance toward the first base dugout this time, but that didn’t stop controversy from brewing.
Judge was booed viciously by Toronto fans just a night after he was accused of stealing signs with that glance, a claim Judge rebuffed on Monday. When he crossed home plate after the homer, he made sure to shield his eyes from the Toronto dugout.
Here's the Blue Jays broadcast reacting to the Aaron Judge 2-run homer pic.twitter.com/3IvFxyzYVA— Dillard Barnhart (@BarnHasSpoken2) May 17, 2023
That was nothing compared to the other fireworks.
Yankees starter Domingo German was tossed from the game for an illegal foreign substance after tossing three perfect innings. Like Mets’ starter Max Scherzer in April, German faces a 10-game suspension.
Yankees starter Domingo Germán has been ejected for having an illegal substance pic.twitter.com/hq9aIPo5DX— Talkin’ Baseball (@TalkinBaseball_) May 17, 2023
Then there was the wild back and forth between Manager Aaron Boone and Toronto manager John Schneider over the positioning of the third base coaches. Schneider made a point over the positioning of Yankees third base coach Luis Rojas who got into an argument with the umpires. As Boone came out of the dugout, Schneider could be seen on camera telling Boone to “shut up.”
Blue Jays manager John Schneider was yelling at Yankees' third base coach Luis Rojas for leaving the coaches box. He also yelled "shut up fat boy" to someone on the Yankees side pic.twitter.com/MUUzhxzwND— Jomboy Media (@JomboyMedia) May 16, 2023
Aaron Boone is now complaining that the Blue Jays third base coach is out of position. Have a feeling this is going to continue pic.twitter.com/La4ANU5Ghp— Talkin’ Baseball (@TalkinBaseball_) May 17, 2023
Blue Jays coach John Schneider just shouted "shut up, shut up fat boy, shut up" at the Yankees dugout.— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) May 16, 2023
THIS LEAGUE @StoolBaseball @short_porch
Asked about the kerfuffle afterwards, Boone tried to downplay the episode. “It’s just silliness,” Boone said. “It’s ridiculous and I think everyone, I hope on both sides, realizes it.”