The rivalry between the New York Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays continues to deliver new headlines. On Monday night, Yankees captain Aaron Judge was accused of cheating as he glanced back at the dugout before hitting a home run.
A day later another incident in the game between these two teams is grabbing the headlines. The tensions were felt all over the ground as Blue Jays manager John Schneider yelled at someone and allegedly insulted them from the Yankees dugout.
The Toronto-based side was not happy with the behavior of Aaron Judge. They alleged that the Yankees were replaying tipped pitches and signaling their batters. During a confrontation, the Blue Jays asked the umpires to order the Yankee coaches to go back in their boxes, instead of trying to halt the game.
The incident is reported to have taken place at the top of the third inning. NY Yankees‘ third base coach Luis Rojas was advised by the umpires to go back to his box and stay within it. This would lead to a conversation between him and the umpires. Schneider was not too pleased with this and exchanged a few words. He was also caught on camera using the words “shut up fat boy“.
Yankees-Blue Jays series sparks scenes of controversies
This hotly contested series between the New York Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jayshas seen various scenes of wild events. In their Monday night game, the NY Yankees captain and star player Aaron Judge was accused of cheating. The reigning AL MVP found himself once again at the center stage, this time for the wrong reasons.
As he stepped up to the batter’s box, Judge shared a brief glance at his dugout. He would later go on to launch a 462-feet home-run. Various fans and experts have now questioned this incident while many have labeled it as sign-stealing. The Yankee captain would state some noises from the back as his reason to glance back at his teammates.
On Tuesday, Domingo German’s action added fuel to the fire. The Yankees’ starting pitcher was ejected from the game after he was found to be using rosin. The umpires deemed him us using illegal foreign substances for better performance and gave him his marching orders. The pitcher however denied those accusations against him.
Speaking of the match-ups, the Yankees have won the first two games of the series. This has helped them gather more wins than their opponents, however, due to more losses, the Blue Jays are just ahead of them.
Vinay Dave is a Content Writer for US Sports at FirstSportz. A Journalism graduate from Mumbai. His life revolves around sports. Apart from being a massive Aaron Judge fan, he also follows Cricket, Wrestling and Football. In his free time, Vinay can be spotted listening to 70s music or watching anime.
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