It still doesn’t. Like he’s obviously having an insane season, one of the best ever. But nobody ever mentioned a league record until now. Do you know where you were when McGwire hit his 57th in 1998? Because that broke the NL record, but him and Sosa were still going for the Major League record.Well, if he were on the Pirates, the 61st HR wouldn’t really have any significance.
They asked him that after the game and he said he was going to figure it out right after the press conference was done.Does Boone give Judge and the regulars the day off today and just let him do it at home against Baltimore?
BAL is 4 back with 8 to play, and 2 more against BOS before they see NY, so we'll see where things stand when the series starts.I'd expect the Orioles to walk him too, as long as they aren't eliminated. With the Mariners Marinering they still have a shot.
The 1927 Yankees actually played 155 games that season (they went 110-44-1) and Judge hit 61 in game 155. It was also Judge's 151st game played this season, the same number of games that Ruth played in 1927.Tied Ruth for the record in 154 games. Now has tied Maris for the longer season.
Good to know that sports writers being dumb isn't just a newfangled "for the clicks" thing.There was a sportswriter for one of the local papers (might have been Jeff Jacobs in the Hartford Courant) who, at the time, said that Cal Ripken should ask to have game #2130 off.
When Mickey Mantle got a new liver, I remember hearing that one of the first questions the doctor got in his post-transplant press conference was “How’s the donor doing?”Good to know that sports writers being dumb isn't just a newfangled "for the clicks" thing.
My group chat had this very discussion except the scenario we used was a bullpen arm like Effros on the Yankees catches it. The answer we all came up with/eventually agreed on is that if you didn't give it back, it might hurt more than the $2.5M cashout helps. A player or a coach would become a clubhouse villain and their entire reputation would be based on the drama surrounding not giving it back.If a player/coach catches a historic ball are they even allowed to keep it? I remember when Mientkiewitz tried to keep the 04 WS last out ball it turned very messy.
That's not that dumb a question. Mantle's liver was from a deceased donor, but living liver donor transplants have a higher success rate than dead-donor transplants, and they were being done by the time Mantle had his transplant.When Mickey Mantle got a new liver, I remember hearing that one of the first questions the doctor got in his post-transplant press conference was “How’s the donor doing?”
Sportswriter idiocy has a long and distinguished history.
Hell, they were doing it as early as 1983!