The Yankees coach believes the Blue Jays manager called him the “fat boy”

The Yankees coach believes the Blue Jays manager called him the “fat boy”

Rick Schindler

Toronto Blue Jays manager John Schneider was making his way to the New York Yankees dugout on Tuesday night when, during a heated argument, he pointed to the dugout and seemingly shouted “Shut up, fat boy.”

No one knew who Schneider was talking to when he ordered the insult, but Yankee fans believe assistant coach Brad Wilkerson was the target.

“I guess it was aimed at me,” Wilkerson said of the New York Post, adding that he’s seen speculation that he was the target.

John Schneider

Toronto Blue Jays manager John Schneider stands on the dugout during the first inning of a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh May 7, 2023. (AP Photo/Gene J Puskar)

“I’d love to hear it from his side, but things happen,” Wilkerson said. “We try to stay in our shelter. Things were happening at third base and we were trying to defend our boys. I didn’t know about it until I saw the reports after the game and.” [it was] shown all over TV.

Schneider was questioned about the incident but denied naming any specific player or coach in the dugout.

“Heat of the moment,” he said.


Instead of taking it to heart, the Yankees enjoyed the comment.

“There was a few laughs,” Wilkerson told the Post.

Blue Jays manager John Schneider

Manager John Schneider of the Toronto Blue Jays before a game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on August 21, 2022 in New York City. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

The dispute between the AL East rivals stems from the Blue Jays cheating on Aaron Judge in the Yankees’ win Monday night. Looking at either first base coach Travis Chapman or his dugout, Judge eventually hit a 462-foot home run.

The judge didn’t think it was worth a story, saying he initially heard chirping from his dugout and looked. He also mentioned that he had “chosen words” for the Blue Jays broadcast crew that also implied he was cheating.


During Tuesday night’s game, the Blue Jays berated third baseman Luis Rojas for being outside the coaching area, leading to Schneider’s “fat boy” comment.

And on Wednesday night, Judge celebrated again after suffering a hit. So it doesn’t look like this is going to end anytime soon.

New York has one more game in Toronto before heading to Cincinnati on Friday night.

The Yankees coach believes the Blue Jays manager called him the “fat boy” comment

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