The cameraman during Thursday night’s Yankees-Red Sox game had convinced everyone that Aaron Judge had just equalized Roger Maris’ home run record.
Everything was set for Aaron Judge, the Yanks and the MLB world. It couldn’t have been written better.
It was the end of ninth place in a tie between bitter rivals. Judge came to the plate with a chance to hit his 61st home run of the season and win a playoff win.
He swung. He made sweet contact. The ball flew high through the air. The crowd erupted. The broadcasters raised their voices.
The only thing that wasn’t perfect was the camera work, which didn’t closely track the high-flying ball until it landed harmlessly in Red Sox outfielder Enrique Hernadez’s glove.
It had literally fooled everyone.
We didn’t hit a record-breaking home run, but at least we got some great calls from the Spanish-language shows.
Judge wasn’t the hero on Thursday, despite having some incredible play with his arm early in the game, so it wasn’t exactly a quiet night for him. Instead, Josh Donaldson had to ignite the fireworks in the 10th inning with a walk-off RBI single to left field.
New York has now secured its spot in the playoffs. All that’s left is to win the AL East and get Judge his AL home run record.
Maris set the record for 61 homers in 1961. Another one from Judge will tie it. Two more will break it. He has about two weeks to produce those historic home runs.
The big question is how many chances will he get. He made walks on his first two at-bats against the Red Sox on Thursday. They certainly won’t be keen on giving him opportunities if the streak continues through the weekend.
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