Judge’s March To 62 Homers

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Well, I don't know about the rest of you, but I'd been out on watching the Sox this year as this season has fallen off a cliff

But, I did make a point to catch the entire series vs. the Yankees, just to watch Judge's AB's
And again, last night against Toronto (heck of a fun game too). I'm hoping to see the swing happen live

I've never went out of my way to watch the Yankees, but this guy has done it for me this year
Hopefully that'll wear off soon :)
 

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I don’t really mind Judge as a person, but the whole thing is just another reminder about how much national baseball coverage is really just coverage of the Yankees. If Judge were on the Pirates, this story would be seen as exciting but nowhere near the level of live look-ins at his every at bat, as ESPN was doing during college football this Saturday.
 

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Well, if he were on the Pirates, the 61st HR wouldn’t really have any significance.
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.
 

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I would happily choose a batting title over another 4 HRs. Also the RBI title is not sewn up, Jose Ramirez is 10 back and Judge has been ‘stuck’ on 128 for a while.
 

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Does Boone give Judge and the regulars the day off today and just let him do it at home against Baltimore?
They asked him that after the game and he said he was going to figure it out right after the press conference was done.

NY has an off day Thursday so he doesn't really need the rest and in the end, the important one will be the last one he hits and there's a good chance that will be in TEX next week (and a non-zero chance he has already hit it).
 

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The way they are pitching to him now, I don't think they can pitch to him like that in the postseason. Even though a lot of ABs haven't resulted in a hit bringing Judge home, the offense has been genuinely heating up and putting up solid plate appearances for awhile. Especially relative to August.
 

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I think they absolutely can unless NY makes them pay from the 4/5 spots. Rizzo and Torres behind him are doing well but Donaldson/Stanton are both automatic outs right now, 0-10 last night with 9 runners stranded.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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.

Also @Wingack it may be time to reconsider this thread title a second time.
 

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Oh the look of Agony on those Blue Jay Fans out there who were just so close to a lottery ticket, and nope it ends up in the bullpen
 

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What a shame that we'll have to listen to that bland and sterile call from Kay whenever they replay that HR.
 

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Oh the look of Agony on those Blue Jay Fans out there who were just so close to a lottery ticket, and nope it ends up in the bullpen
Seriously. Why bring a glove to the game as an adult if you're gonna blow it so bad. GTFO with that attempt.
 

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Tied Ruth for the record in 154 games. Now has tied Maris for the longer season.
 

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Tied Ruth for the record in 154 games. Now has tied Maris for the longer season.
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.

Apparently the Yankees played 155 games that year because of a tie in the third game of the season against the Philadelphia Athletics. The stats counted for all 155 games. It also looks like the makeup for this tie game was either on May 1, 1927 (when Ruth hit 2 homers) or September 27, 1927 (Ruth hit 1 homer), because those are the only singular games at home against PHA that weren't part of a 3 or 4 game series. He might not have hit 60 if not for this additional game.
 
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That's impressive knowledge (or research). I did not know that.
 

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Good to know that sports writers being dumb isn't just a newfangled "for the clicks" thing.
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.
 

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Oh the look of Agony on those Blue Jay Fans out there who were just so close to a lottery ticket, and nope it ends up in the bullpen
The Toronto bullpen catcher caught it. He's married to an NFL Network reporter. Here's her take:

 

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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.
 

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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.
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.

Are they allowed to keep it? I don't know any better than anyone else but something tells me this is more an unwritten rule.
 

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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.
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.
 
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