(By Baxie) Alright. We get it. Aaron Judge is freaking awesome—if you like that kind of thing. Yes, he’s physically enormous. Yes, he can hit home runs at will. Yes, Aaron Judge could be the most exciting player to play for the Yankees since the last time they had a wildly exciting rookie player on their roster. And while it would be wrong of me to dismiss Aaron Judge as some sort of side show attraction—it’s what I really want to do. And yet, the guy has a 30 home runs by the All-Star Break. He just finished crushing the Home Run Derby with 47 dingers on Monday Night. And during last night’s Major League All Star Game, commissioner Rob Manfred announced that Aaron Judge could very well become the face of Major League Baseball.
Well that’s just great. So, the new face of Major League Baseball is a 25-year-old, 6 feet 7 inch, 285-pound pituitary case who’s making the minimum salary for, of all teams, the New York Yankees. I don’t like this kid already. And yet, in just a half of a professional season under his belt, baseball is already going Aaron Judge crazy. Yesterday for example, the limited-edition commemorative Aaron Judge Autographed Home Run Derby trading card has officially sold out—sold out at a price that varied anywhere between $280 to $3000! They also sold a cheaper version which includes a piece of his socks for as little as $99 to $1500 per card. The sale of which caused the Topp’s Trading Card Website to crash after the cards sold out in a matter of minutes.
Not to punch holes in this kid’s young career—but this kid has only had a Major League Career that’s lasted less than four months—and we’re treating him like he’s the second coming of Babe Ruth. He’s a 25-year-old kid who probably still has a bed waiting for him at his mother’s house. And we’re somehow ready to bestow upon him the burden of single-handedly saving baseball?!? How about we see settle the hell down and wait for this kid to complete his rookie season before we make him the “Greatest Player who ever lived”? Or is that too freaking logical for you people?