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.
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