Aaron Boone ejected, directs profane rant at rookie umpire

Left-hander Stephen Tarpley will be the Yankees' opener for Sunday's London Series game against the Boston Red Sox at London Stadium

Left-hander Stephen Tarpley will be the Yankees' opener for Sunday's London Series game against the Boston Red Sox at London Stadium

Aaron Boone on Thursday was ejected from a game for the third time this season.

Seemed a bunch of Yankees fans agreed with Boone's rant. and even outfielder Brett Gardner - who had just been called out on strikes - gave the manager a standing ovation.

New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone lost his mind on rookie umpire Brennan Miller in the second inning of the first game of a doubleheader against the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday at Yankee Stadium.

Gardner was frustrated as he went into the dugout and started banging his bat against the roof of the dugout.

Boone then ran out and got into the umpire's face, accusing the ump of not being particularly sharp with his ball-and-strike calls.

Boone repeatedly referred to his players as "savages in the box" and told the umpire to "tighten this s-t up right now", in reference to his strike zone calls. "I feel bad for you, but f****** get better", Boone said, going on to repeat his thoughts several times. His Yankees side claimed a double-header victory over Tampa Bay and now sit at the top of the American League East, eight games ahead of the Rays.