Jays Squawk about A-Rod's Yawp

Rodriguez confused Toronto infielder by yelling at him while running bases
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 1, 2007 4:32 AM CDT
Jays Squawk about A-Rod's Yawp
Umpire Chad Fairchild separates Toronto Blue Jays shortstop John McDonald and New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez (13) as the exchange words in the ninth inning during baseball action in Toronto, Wednesday May 30, 2007. The Yankees defeated the Blue Jays 10-5. (AP PHOTO/CP, Adrian Wyld) CANADA   (Associated Press)

The Blue Jays were still upset a day after Yankees star Alex Rodriguez confused Jays third baseman Howie Clark by yelling at him while running the bases in the ninth inning. Clark was preparing to snag a fly ball, but then stepped aside, thinking the shortstop was calling the catch for himself. The play led to three Yankees runs.

The fly ball would have ended the inning. "It's a respect level . . . He was wrong for doing it," opined DH Frank Thomas. Toronto manager John Gibbons said there were "unwritten rules in the game and that's one of them." Said visiting manager Ozzie Guillen: "I thought it was funny." (Read more MLB stories.)

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