We’re knee deep in the baseball season and since it’s the only major professional sport happening right now, we thought we’d provide you an insight into one of this season’s superstars.
The guy everyone is talking about,
The Last Night’s Game Team
Five Things About The Guy You Need To Know - Aaron Judge
- Adopted by school teachers at birth, the New York Yankees’ rookie outfielder is a big deal, quite literally. He’s only 25 but is 6’7”and 282 lbs. He’s big enough to play on any professional football team.
- Sports experts and fans alike are going gaga for Judge. His jersey has been the top selling MLB (Major League Baseball) jersey since May.
- Baseball is synonymous with superstitions and Judge is no exception. He puts two pieces of Sugar Free Dubble Bubble gum in his mouth before his first at bat. If he gets a hit, he’ll keep the gum in. Another hit? The gum remains. He’ll keep that gum in until he makes an out. That’s some long-lasting flavor.
- He is known for absolutely crushing the ball. He won this year’s Home Run Derby and recently hit a home run so far that it almost went out of the stadium. It was so far that it couldn’t be tracked by Stat Cast, the system used to track the distance of home run balls.
- He doesn’t take himself too seriously. Heading into the season Judge was relatively unknown, which is evidenced in this Tonight Show skit where he hilariously surprised fans. Now Judge has a special section in right field (where he plays) called “The Judge’s Chambers.” Fans in that section dress up in robes and cheer with foam gavels.
- NFL (National Football League) training camps are starting and just because you’re a macho football player, it doesn’t mean you can’t be a mama’s boy. Carolina Panthers rookie Curtis Samuel was dropped off at camp by his proud mother. Hopefully he wiped the lipstick off his cheek before talking to reporters.
- According to a study released yesterday, 110 of 111 deceased NFL players’ brains had signs of CTE. The players' brains were donated by families of athletes who were suffering from some kind of issue or committed suicide. CTE is a degenerative brain disease caused by repetitive brain trauma and it can only be diagnosed from an autopsy.
- Dallas Cowboys’ (NFL) Lucky Whitehead was arrested in Virginia. When the team caught wind of the arrest, they promptly released him from the team. The only problem is, Whitehead was not in Virginia on the date in question. Even after the case of mistaken identity the Cowboys still elected to cut him. Dammed if you do, dammed if you don’t.