Joe Girardi believes ESPN was out of line and took it out on the mobile camera the "Worldwide Leader in Sports" network had perched on the dugout railing during Wednesday night's game against the Red Sox.
After being accused of trying to damage the camera, the Yankees formally protested the invasion of privacy to MLB and ESPN.
"That camera's purpose is for the field and the dugout, not shooting up into the tunnel for private situations," GM Brian Cashman said.
"I think MLB is going to have a problem with ESPN going into the tunnel," Girardi said. "I didn't break the camera. I just kept it from going into the tunnel. You guys are acting like I ripped it apart."
Girardi said he'd be upset if he was disciplined for touching the camera.
"If I'm going to get fined for that, I'll have a real problem with that," he said. "If I really was going to tear up the camera, I would have tore it up. I was just trying to get it from being in the tunnel."