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Sport Hal Steinbrenner expresses support for Yankees manager Aaron Boone

16:35  14 september  2018
16:35  14 september  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

WATCH: Aaron Boone gets ejected, squats like catcher to show umpire strike zone

  WATCH: Aaron Boone gets ejected, squats like catcher to show umpire strike zone Aaron Boone disagreed with home plate umpire Nic Lentz's strike zone Friday.More specifically he wasn't happy with his strike zone, so he decided to show the man where the zone actually resides.

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Times are about as tough as they can be for a 90-win team virtually guaranteed a playoff spot.

The Yankees (90-56), just a few weeks ago, believed they could catch the Red Sox in the AL East. Now, after posting a 5-6 mark so far in September, New York may have to travel to Oakland in a one-game wild-card meeting as the A’s are just 1 1/2 games back in the wild-card standings.

Though concerns are high at Yankee Stadium, owner Hal Steinbrenner isn’t pinning blame on manager Aaron Boone.

“Aaron Boone has done a good job dealing with all these moving parts and certainly has the respect of the players,’’ Steinbrenner told the New York Post. “Overall we have been happy with the choice.’’

Yankees manager Aaron Boone jokes about ejection: ‘I just wanted to make sure I was good and loose’

  Yankees manager Aaron Boone jokes about ejection: ‘I just wanted to make sure I was good and loose’ "I was just, I don't know. I guess giving my kids something to make fun of me about," Boone said after the game."I just hadn't stretched yet tonight so I just wanted to make sure I was good and loose," Boone said after the game, per NJ.com. "I was just, I don't know. I guess giving my kids something to make fun of me about.

The Yankees have 16 games remaining, including six against Boston, three against Toronto, three against Baltimore and four against Tampa Bay.

Steinbrenner said the final stretch of the season will be tough against divisional teams, and cited optimism with health updates regarding Aaron Judge and Aroldis Chapman. But, perhaps most importantly for Boone, Steinbrenner seems fine with the prospect of traveling to Oakland for a winner-take-all wild-card game.

“I’m not sure disappointed would be the word I would choose regarding [playing in] Oakland. I would certainly prefer to play in NY of course,” Steinbrenner said. “Having said that, if it is to be the wild-card game then the focus of our players will be to beat whatever team is in front of them. [Regardless] of what city we are in. That much I know for certain.’’

New York begins a nine-game homestead Friday against the Blue Jays.

Yankees activate Aaron Judge from disabled list .
Judge has not played since late July after suffering a wrist injury.Judge, out since July 26 with a wrist injury, cannot yet hit, but he was deemed healthy enough to play defense and run the bases.

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