The New York Yankees are in Toronto for a 4-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays. New York took game 1 of the series on Monday 7-4 and followed that up with a 6-3 win in Game 2.
Prior to the drama involving Toronto Blue Jays manager John Schneider, Aaron Judge made headlines but hitting a colossal home run.
Judge hit a ball so far that it smashed into Toronto’s maple leaf in center field and broke a piece off:
Aaron Judge broke the maple leaf in center field pic.twitter.com/vwQtlyod91
— Talkin’ Baseball (@TalkinBaseball_) May 17, 2023
That was the culmination of cheating allegations being lobbed at Aaron Judge that were dismissed when Blue Jays pitcher Jay Jackson admitted he was accidentally tipping pitches to the Yankees captain.
Elsewhere in the game, Blue Jays manager John Schneider caught heat for yelling ‘shut up, fat boy’ at the Yankees dugout.
"shut up, shut up fat boy, shut up" -Blue Jays manager John Schneider, not sure who's talking to tho lol pic.twitter.com/JAMJnPYuMB
— gabe (@PlayoffTanaka_) May 16, 2023
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
It is unclear who John Schneider was yelling at, specifically. He is looking toward the Yankees dugout (Toronto’s home dugout is to the left of home plate) when saying ‘shut up, fat boy.’ But the altercation was mixed up with John Schneider also yelling at Yankees 3rd Base Coach Luis Rojas.
Either way, John Schneider caught a lot of flack on Twitter for his comments:
Someone needs to give this guy a pacifier so he can be quiet
— Paulina Vairo (@Paulina_Vairo) May 17, 2023
John Schneider calling someone “fat boy” pic.twitter.com/6KLAGXXNhn
— Danny Epstein (@D_Epstein) May 16, 2023
Conflicted baseball fans wondering why they’re suddenly siding with the Evil Empire:
i am begging the toronto blue jays to stop doing everything they can to make me sympathize with the yankees
— ali (@alisonrae22) May 16, 2023
One Twitter user pointed out that John Schneider is listed at 250-pounds on Google. A lot of people on Twitter believe that is worth mentioning, I’m not sure why.