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Drum

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Fri Sep 30, 2022, 12:11 AM Sep 2022

Hey baseball people, I have a question about the Wednesday game betw the Yankees and Blue Jays.

A “managerial” question.

I got home late from working, and saw the last inning+ and much aftermath of the game, in which Aaron Judge hit his 61st. I caught it from just before the middle of the 8th.

It appeared, in a lot of shots and replays, that Yanks’ first baseman Anthony Rizzo was managing the game for the Yankees there in the dugout. My first thought, naturally, was that maybe Aaron Boone had gotten ejected, either from something contentious or theatrically effective to stoke the team. I couldn’t find and didn’t hear any explanation or rationale for it.

My next thought was that it was some sort of a tradition or lark: the Ys had clinched their tough division the night before. Was this something like a tradition or superstition?

Any theories or explanations are welcome!

EDIT TO ADD: Maybe howsabout a day off, sorta, for The Skipper?

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Hey baseball people, I have a question about the Wednesday game betw the Yankees and Blue Jays. (Original Post) Drum Sep 2022 OP
It was a little prank by Rizzo and Boone. SergeStorms Sep 2022 #1
Wow thank you SergeStorms! Drum Sep 2022 #2

SergeStorms

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1. It was a little prank by Rizzo and Boone.
Fri Sep 30, 2022, 12:27 AM
Sep 2022

Rizzo was sitting the night out anyway and asked Boone if he could be the manager for the night. Boone said yes (with the caveat that Boone would make all pitching and other hard decisions) so Rizzo made out the lineup card etc.

Boone hadn't been ejected (again). Maybe Rizzo wants to manage after his playing career is over. Who knows? Anyway, it was nothing major. Just Eastern Division Champions goofing around.

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