NEW YORK — We’re in the middle of a trot for the most notable and historic home run in over a decade. Aaron Judge To a level blessed with baseball royalty, Yankees The slugger chose not to enjoy, revel in, or luxuriate in the moment. And about an hour later, the Yankees slugger didn’t hit a homer early in the game when the bases were loaded instead of when they were loaded Tuesday night, celebrating his 60th home run opportunity in the 2022 season. I lamented the fact thathe said they were empty and new york Pittsburgh Pirates.
“I was kicking myself while running around the base,” said the judge.
Ultimately, the judge, fueled by his teammates and manager, stuck in Yankee Stadium and offered a half-baked curtain call to those who received more of his magic. It was more out of a sense of duty than out of desire. The kind of things that matter so much in the world of baseball but hardly matter in the world of judges, he’s spent all season tracking ghosts and the numbers they’re associated with, so much so that the team takes them personally. All this felt strange, disappointing, and wrong to him. He reached the next round number, but his team was still three runs down and he was only three outs away from another loss. Just like when he hit 50.
Something just happened. Anthony Rizzo Arrive at base and then graver torresafter that Josh Donaldsonand step up Giancarlo StantonWhen Will Crow With the changeup too high, Stanton sent it on the line over the left field wall. This time around, Judge appeared to be the first to emerge from the dugout, greeting his teammates at home plate, spending an important night for the world, and celebrating the improbable 9-8 win that inspired him. rice field. , that too.
It’s wild to believe that Judge thinks this way, but he’s very team-focused and has very tunnel vision, so unless his teammates have something to celebrate as well, this moment do not give yourself the grace to enjoy Those around him swear it’s true. His beliefs are really machine-like, and he’s the opposite of the guy who set the record once on Tuesday.
When Babe Ruth broke his personal record with 60 home runs in 1927, he said after the game. It was pure babe. A little arrogant and pretentious, he was appreciative of even the moments that took his place in history. Perhaps he was used to writing it. Ruth’s name was published. That he was his 1920s game, and that he continues to play such an important role a century later, belies all pomp and understands the enormity of the shadow he casts. indicates that
Roger Maris in 1961, then Mark McGuire, Sammy Sosa and Barry Bonds eventually beat 60, the latter three with the help of performance-enhancing drugs. to display them. Ruth’s record is pre-merger. Maris’ predated the internationalization of the game. All marks have baggage.
That’s part of the reason the judges get out of the numbers talk. He said “60” only once during the post-match press conference. He said “team” at least ten times. He could get into an argument about real or legitimate records. He likes an almost hymn-like devotion to the party line he lives on.
“To get the chance to play baseball at Yankee Stadium, a packed house, a #1 team, that’s your dream,” said the judge. “I love every moment of it. You don’t like to lose, even when we’re down, but I knew the top of the line-up was coming. We’re here.” Got a chance to go back to and do something special.I’m trying to have fun.Soak in everything but I know there’s work to be done in the field every day.
He seems to mean it: somehow this life, this reality doesn’t bother the judge. As much as Ruth enjoyed it, Maris hated it. I saw his hair fall in clumps.
The judge’s head is steady, clear and unwavering. Luckily, his 61 RBIs with Maris alongside Maris set his league record for the Americans, breaking the record with 62 RBIs, just as he enjoyed hitting the numbers. , almost by accident, ensured that it was not a blank slate. In addition to taking an unbeatable lead in home runs and RBI, Judge pushed his batting average to his AL-best . That means the Yankees have stayed in his final 15 games of the season, and he’s looking to clinch the AL East title in a division that currently leads by 5.5 games. Torontothey do so by Judge chasing not just Ruth and Maris, but the second Triple Crown in the past half-century.
This is a man who has played his entire career in the Bronx. He turned down a seven-year contract extension in the season opener. Aaron Judge knows the pressure of numbers, accolades, team performances and impending free agency with a whole different kind of numbers this winter. On Tuesday, he allowed himself to confirm the names of his ancestry.”You’re talking about Ruth, Maris, Mantle and all these Yankee greats..” Judge said.
The past is about the ego. Now it’s about the team. And the New York Yankees, undisputedly Aaron Judge’s team, had perhaps their best win of the season. As Stanton trotted to the grand slam, the judges were able to clear the grand slam effortlessly.
The night he hit 60, so babe, count 60. You can take historic solo shots that the world is paying attention to. Aaron Judge takes the Yankees winning Grand Slam in another baseball game.