Yankees’ Aaron Boone’s NSFW Argument With Umpire Brilliantly Broken Down by Lip-Reader

Boone had issues with umpire John Bacon's calls behind the plate.

On Wednesday night, Aaron Boone was ejected for the first time in 2024. The New York Yankees manager was furious with some of home plate umpire John Bacon's calls in two separate Alex Verdugo at-bats. Bacon ejected Boone in the seventh inning of New York's 5-2 loss to the Miami Marlins. The ensuing argument has now gotten the lip-reading treatment.

In Verdugo's fourth inning at-bat, Bacon gave Marlins lefty Ryan Weathers a few calls that were off-the-plate. He called the Yankees' left fielder out on a ball that was several inches outside. Boone let Bacon know he wasn't pleased but apparently didn't cross the line far enough to get ejected.

When Verdugo came back up in the seventh, Bacon called a 1-1 slider from Andrew Nardi a strike. The ball was visibly low and outside and Boone was angry. He jumped to the top of the dugout and exploded. Bacon ripped off his mask and tossed Boone quickly, leading to an intense argument on the field.

Jomboy has done his thing in the video below. (Warning: There are some bad words in this tweet and video.)

Boone had a point, those calls were terrible. Now we know what he said in the argument that followed his ejection.


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Ryan Phillips is a Senior Writer on the Breaking & Trending News Team at Sports Illustrated. Ryan has worked in digital media since 2009, spending eight years at The Big Lead before joining the SI team in 2024. He also co-hosts The Assembly Call Podcast about Indiana Hoosiers basketball and previously worked at Bleacher Report. Ryan is a proud San Diego native and a graduate of Indiana University’s journalism school.