ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 30: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees celebrates a three-run home run against the Los Angeles Angels in the fourth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 30, 2022 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

It’s a new Davey Mac Sports Report and I gotta tell ya, gang, Aaron Judge is single-handedly making this a magical baseball season for me.

Yes, the Yanks won last night as they took down the Angels, 7 to 4.   But that’s not what we’re talking about.   We’re talking about Mr. Judge and the rise he’s getting out of Yankee fans and baseball fans alike.

Judge is almost exactly even with Roger Maris’ pace in the 1961 season in which Maris slugged 61 homers…breaking Babe Ruth’s MLB home run record from 1927.

New York Yankees v Los Angeles Angels

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 30: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees hits a three-run home run against the Los Angeles Angels in the fourth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 30, 2022 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

 

Now why this is so cool is because Judge is truly chasing history.   Yes, Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire hit 73 and 70 home runs each…and Sammy Sosa slugged 66 home runs in 1998…but those *records were done in the National League.   Thus, not only is Judge going after the Yankee record…but he’s also trying to break the American League (which Maris still holds with the 61 HR’s).

And the other thing…the ‘roided up elephant in the room…is that Aaron Judge will have the NON-P.E.D. record (as Maris has now).   There has never been a whisper of Judge using steroids (or any performance-enhancing-drug for that matter) and has passed every drug test.

So…Judge is clean.   And he’s chasing a clean, American League, salt-of-the-earth record.   A real record.   A record that ties Judge with Maris and Ruth.   A record that (along with a World Series win) would make Judge a Yankee immortal.

And that record would be pure.   It’s unfortunate that Bonds and McGwire and Sosa have had their records* tainted…but it is what is.   Judge’s stake in history would be CLEAN.   And that’s my two cents.

 

Coming up in today’s Davey Mac Sports Report:

  • Judge hits 51 as Yanks win
  • Mets lose to Dodgers
  • Phillies fall to Diamondbacks
  • Serena Williams plays tonight
  • Nets interested in Morris
  • Gruden speaks publicly

 

  • Judge Slams #51! Now Ten Away From Maris!

    Chicago White Sox v New York Yankees

    (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

    MarisWatch is in full effect as Aaron Judge slugged number 51 last night as the Yanks beat the Angels…7 to 4.   The Yanks snap their three-game losing streak.   The Yanks went with bullpen-by-committee in the game rather than a traditional starter, so give the pen credit for getting the job done.   Anthony Rizzo also hit his 30th homer of the year for the Yanks…and Andrew Benintendi hit his 5th.   But back to Aaron Judge…he has 51 home runs on the last day of August…truly amazing…and is basically right at the spot that Roger Maris was in 1961 when Maris was going for 61 in order to break Babe Ruth’s 1927 record of 60.   Absolutely amazing.   The Yanks improve to 79 and 51…seven games ahead of the Rays for first place in the A.L. East.

    New York Yankees v Los Angeles Angels

    ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 30: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees hits a three-run home run against the Los Angeles Angels in the fourth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 30, 2022 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

  • Mets Lose To Dodgers

    Meanwhile, the Mets were defeated by the Dodgers…4 to 3.   Met reliever Joely Rodriguez receives the loss.   The Mets drop to 82 and 48…three games in front of the Braves for first in the N.L. East.

    San Diego Padres v New York Mets

    NEW YORK, NY – JULY 24: Joely Rodriguez #30 of the New York Mets pitches in the ninth inning against the San Diego Padres at Citi Field on July 24, 2022 in New York City. The Mets won 8-5. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

  • Phillies Fall To The Diamondbacks

    The Phillies were crushed by the Diamondbacks…12 to 3.   Aaron Nola receives the loss.   The Phils fall to 72 and 58…still in the second, National League, Wild Card spot…a half game ahead of the Padres.

    Philadelphia Phillies v Arizona Diamondbacks

    PHOENIX, ARIZONA – AUGUST 30: Starting pitcher Aaron Nola #27 of the Philadelphia Phillies pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on August 30, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

  • Serena Plays Tonight In Primetime

    Serena Williams plays tonight at the U.S. Open as she matches up with Anett Kontaveit of Estonia..who’s ranked number two in the world.   Serena has announced her retirement after the U.S. Open so every match could be her last.

    2022 US Open - Day 1

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 29: Serena Williams of the United States celebrates after defeating Danka Kovinic of Montenegro during the Women’s Singles First Round on Day One of the 2022 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 29, 2022 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

  • Nets Looking To Acquire Markieff Morris

    The Brooklyn Nets are looking to sign free agent forward Markieff Morris…pending a physical.   Morris averaged 7.6 points and 2.6 rebounds last season for the Miami Heat…though he only played 17 games due to injury.

    Miami Heat Media Day

    MIAMI, FLORIDA – SEPTEMBER 27: Markieff Morris #8 of the Miami Heat poses for a photo during Media Day at FTX Arena on September 27, 2021 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

  • Gruden Speaks Publicly

    Former Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden spoke publicly for the first time since getting fired last year because of that email scandal.   Gruden said quote: “I’m ashamed about what has come about in these emails, and I’ll make no excuses for it.   It’s shameful.   But, I am a good person.”   Gruden’s emails first came to light in the Wall Street Journal on October 8th and contained offensive language and terms for many different groups of people.   Gruden, incidentally, has filed a lawsuit against the NFL for leaking the emails.

    Chicago Bears v Las Vegas Raiders

    LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 10: Head coach Jon Gruden of the Las Vegas Raiders walks on the field before a game against the Chicago Bears at Allegiant Stadium on October 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Bears defeated the Raiders 20-9. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

     

  • Top 100 Players Of The NFL

    ESPN has predicted who will be the Top 100 NFL players this season.  Patrick Mahomes took the top spot. Aaron Donald of the Rams is second.   Aaron Rodgers of the Packers is third.   Twenty-seven franchises are represented, while five are absent.   Teams with NO PLAYERS on the Top 100 are the Jaguars, Lions, Patriots, and, of course, the GIANTS and JETS.   No good, boys!

    New York Giants v New York Jets

    EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – NOVEMBER 10: New York Jets fans react during the third quarter against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on November 10, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.The New York Jets defeated the New York Giants 34-27. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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