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B in ALB : 7/10/2017 1:39 pm
As a Yankee fan you have to be pretty damned excited for this one tonight. Two Yankees - El Gary and Aaron Judge are in the contest. El Gary has a pretty big challenge facing off against the defending champ. And Judge is up against a powerful hitter in Justin Bour.

Wouldn't be surprised if more people are watching the HRD than the actual game tomorrow night.



Would love to see a Stanton vs Judge final (ideally, a Sanchez vs Judge final!).

Check out El Gary's custom bat he'll be using tonight.

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RE: Sano's pitcher  
spike : 7/10/2017 10:17 pm : link
In comment 13524952 bigbluehoya said:
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Has a pretty deceptive release for a BP guy


Ex hitter Fernando Tatis
RE: I  
Del Shofner : 7/10/2017 10:18 pm : link
In comment 13524958 Bill2 said:
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was at the Stadium last week and to my eye Judge has a lot of backspin on the homeruns I saw so the arc was much different than any other Hr hitters I ever saw.

Mantle hit more parabolas. Most Hr hitter do. Kingman hit moonshots. Judge hits a very fast line drive that rises and takes off for a long time then drops sharply.


People forget about Kingman. He wasn't a great all around ballplayer but he was like Judge in terms of being somewhat of a physical freak. I was at the Stadium once when Kingman hit a ball out of the old Stadium - it was foul, but it was about 2/3 of the way down the left field line. That was impressive.
This thing isn't over  
B in ALB : 7/10/2017 10:18 pm : link
By a long shot.

Hold on to your tits.
RE: You guys who saw mantle and now judge are very fortunate  
bluesince56 : 7/10/2017 10:18 pm : link
In comment 13524961 micky said:
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to lived that.


You are so right. Mantle in the 50s and 60s. Judge now.
ALL RISE!  
Del Shofner : 7/10/2017 10:21 pm : link
not even close ...
boom  
yankeeslover : 7/10/2017 10:21 pm : link
wow
the fuckin guy  
MookGiants : 7/10/2017 10:21 pm : link
got the bonus 30 seconds 20 seconds into the round.

Sano got it on his very last swing.

Jesus. Everyone expected him to put on a show and he did that and then some
And I was  
bubba0825 : 7/10/2017 10:22 pm : link
Nervous
That was, ah,  
section125 : 7/10/2017 10:22 pm : link
easy.
like four of those were just pop-ups to right that went out -  
Del Shofner : 7/10/2017 10:22 pm : link
.
That was great by all contestants tonight  
micky : 7/10/2017 10:22 pm : link
Judge is just..no words
Judge is the best.  
Dave in Hoboken : 7/10/2017 10:22 pm : link
.
Hopefully Judge and Sanchez  
B in ALB : 7/10/2017 10:23 pm : link
and Castro and Severino and Betances can keep trying to make NY a Yankees town again.
Bour  
MookGiants : 7/10/2017 10:23 pm : link
put on a show, posted a huge number, Judge still went out and beat him.
Well  
mfsd : 7/10/2017 10:23 pm : link
That was a lot of fun
It was a fun  
Phil in LA : 7/10/2017 10:24 pm : link
bunch of contestants, this year.
Man against boys  
NYerInMA : 7/10/2017 10:24 pm : link
Wow, Judge destroyed everyone.
Unbelieveable power.  
yatqb : 7/10/2017 10:24 pm : link
He misses some to the opposite field and they still go 400 feet.
Oh, and Didi.  
B in ALB : 7/10/2017 10:24 pm : link
And others. Hopefully.
Well that was awesome.  
bceagle05 : 7/10/2017 10:24 pm : link
People have wondered who would be the next big NY star after Jeter - well it's Aaron Judge by a mile right now.
RE: Bour  
dpinzow : 7/10/2017 10:24 pm : link
In comment 13524977 MookGiants said:
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put on a show, posted a huge number, Judge still went out and beat him.


That was the best head-to-head HR matchup ever (Bour vs. Judge)
Impressive!!  
FatMan in Charlotte : 7/10/2017 10:25 pm : link
Putting balls in the right-centerfield upper deck!
yeah - let's get that Bour guy to the Yanks -  
Del Shofner : 7/10/2017 10:25 pm : link
.
Very cool  
bigbluehoya : 7/10/2017 10:26 pm : link
I'm biased as hell as a Yankees fan, but I can't understand how anyone would not like the kid.
Jesus, and now I'm turning off ESPN -  
Del Shofner : 7/10/2017 10:27 pm : link
I don't need Jamie Foxx after that.
Never really cared for these contests  
dune69 : 7/10/2017 10:27 pm : link
but that was great. Judge is special.
.  
Danny Kanell : 7/10/2017 10:28 pm : link
That was absolutely awesome.
RE: RE: Bour  
section125 : 7/10/2017 10:30 pm : link
In comment 13524984 dpinzow said:
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In comment 13524977 MookGiants said:


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put on a show, posted a huge number, Judge still went out and beat him.



That was the best head-to-head HR matchup ever (Bour vs. Judge)


Bour kinda gets screwed by the rules. But he put on a show.
Wasn't a big fan of the HR Derby, but that was fun. Good show by those guys. And you could tell Judge was in the best shape out of all of them. Sano was completely spent. Bour looked to be in the 2nd best shape. Even El Gary was spent.
Bellinger was a bit "small" and had to use everything he had.
And Judge will be in bed by midnight  
B in ALB : 7/10/2017 10:30 pm : link
Ready for the game tomorrow.
I'll probably watch the game just to see him bat  
Jay in Toronto : 7/10/2017 10:31 pm : link
a worthy successor to Jeter -- goes about his business, great athlete, puts in the work, modest, gives 100% (already one dive into the stands) and humble.
Very Jeter like  
Bill2 : 7/10/2017 10:31 pm : link
non answer answers that change the subject to other people and give credit to other and take none.

For a rookie in NY, very impressive

Now to be like Jeter in this respect he has to do it 19.5 more years.

That to me was the amazing thing about Jeter. Interviewed by about 20 guys before and after every game pre season, season and post season...and no one remembers a thing he said
So weird watching Judge  
BlackLight : 7/10/2017 10:32 pm : link
From behind the catcher, there's so many that come off the bat looking like they were mis-hit, and you look up and they're in the seats.
Bill brings up an excellent point  
B in ALB : 7/10/2017 10:34 pm : link
No one ever remembers what Jeter said.

Same is unfolding as true with Judge.

I wonder if those guys are talking on the DL and DJ is his under the table mentor. Wouldn't be surprised.
RE: Very cool  
mfsd : 7/10/2017 10:34 pm : link
In comment 13524988 bigbluehoya said:
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I'm biased as hell as a Yankees fan, but I can't understand how anyone would not like the kid.


Caught up with an old buddy over the 4th who's the quintessential masshole Red Sox fan...and even he conceded he's been checking out Judge highlights and that he's really hard to dislike
We were robbed  
KWhite2250 : 7/10/2017 10:36 pm : link
Of 3 more minutes of Judge bombs
RE: So weird watching Judge  
Del Shofner : 7/10/2017 10:39 pm : link
In comment 13525000 BlackLight said:
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From behind the catcher, there's so many that come off the bat looking like they were mis-hit, and you look up and they're in the seats.


as someone said above - ESPN cut away from some balls that they must have assumed were pop-ups, but then the "HR" number went up by one.
RE: Bill brings up an excellent point  
Jay in Toronto : 7/10/2017 10:39 pm : link
In comment 13525002 B in ALB said:
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No one ever remembers what Jeter said.

Same is unfolding as true with Judge.

I wonder if those guys are talking on the DL and DJ is his under the table mentor. Wouldn't be surprised.


LOL -- the same can be said of Reese!
RE: Bill brings up an excellent point  
section125 : 7/10/2017 10:41 pm : link
In comment 13525002 B in ALB said:
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No one ever remembers what Jeter said.

Same is unfolding as true with Judge.

I wonder if those guys are talking on the DL and DJ is his under the table mentor. Wouldn't be surprised.


College guy. Easy going. Yes, he must have gone to the Derek Jeter School of Linguistics and Accountability.
RE: We were robbed  
B in ALB : 7/10/2017 10:42 pm : link
In comment 13525004 KWhite2250 said:
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Of 3 more minutes of Judge bombs


I like that Judge walked away. He doesn't need his ego fed.

If it were in Bandbox Stadium in front of the hometown fans he would have been hitting 250 foot home runs at will according to a Mets fan on the board.
.  
Del Shofner : 7/10/2017 10:49 pm : link
In comment 13525008 B in ALB said:
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I like that Judge walked away. He doesn't need his ego fed.


This.
Eli  
Bill2 : 7/10/2017 10:49 pm : link
is another guy who is interviewed so often and so often says nothing

Yeah we go to work on some things

just gonna concentrate and play better

I have to play better next week

guys played good

our guys fought for it

great catch

xxx was running hard

endless non answers for endless years.

Some of these guys like Jeter and Like Eli and hopefully like Judge can stay on message for years. Yet politicians cant go a six month campaign without open mouth and insert foot even with all the preparation they get. Its so hard to do. News Broadcasters make more mistakes per nine months than Jeter did. Heck the Queen made more mistakes reading 12 speeches per year than Jeter did ad libbing 200 games a year
John Sterling in a rare moment of serious clarity said it best about  
Stu11 : 7/10/2017 10:59 pm : link
Jeter:
Through all his great accomplishments, probably his best was spending 20+ years in the brightest lights of NYC and literally never doing or saying remotely the wrong thing. Seriously who can you think of that accomplished that?
Oh and my wife tried all night in vain to shoo my 9 year old son  
Stu11 : 7/10/2017 11:03 pm : link
to bed. I had to step in and be the responsible Dad and explain to her that he will never remember his tired day at camp tomorrow, but will remember this night for a loooong time...besides me thinks there will be a ton of 9-10 year olds dragging at camp tomorrow...
RE: Oh and my wife tried all night in vain to shoo my 9 year old son  
B in ALB : 7/10/2017 11:05 pm : link
In comment 13525016 Stu11 said:
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to bed. I had to step in and be the responsible Dad and explain to her that he will never remember his tired day at camp tomorrow, but will remember this night for a loooong time...besides me thinks there will be a ton of 9-10 year olds dragging at camp tomorrow...


Nice work dad.
You know what's funny about Judge and Jeter....  
Tesla : 7/10/2017 11:06 pm : link
is they have some of the same mannerisms, same demeanor, some similar quirks. Judge also looks to be bi-raical same as Jeter.

Of course we don't really know if Judge is bi-racial since he was adopted. Jeter would have been 17 when Judge was born of course. In the unlikely event Jeter got someone pregnant when he was 17 good chance they would have been too young to raise the kid themselves.

Wouldn't it be the craziest story of all times if Judge ended up being Jeter's biological son?
RE: You know what's funny about Judge and Jeter....  
B in ALB : 7/10/2017 11:07 pm : link
In comment 13525018 Tesla said:
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is they have some of the same mannerisms, same demeanor, some similar quirks. Judge also looks to be bi-raical same as Jeter.

Of course we don't really know if Judge is bi-racial since he was adopted. Jeter would have been 17 when Judge was born of course. In the unlikely event Jeter got someone pregnant when he was 17 good chance they would have been too young to raise the kid themselves.

Wouldn't it be the craziest story of all times if Judge ended up being Jeter's biological son?


Hahahaha. That's awesome. Holy shit.
RE: Oh and my wife tried all night in vain to shoo my 9 year old son  
Danny Kanell : 7/10/2017 11:09 pm : link
In comment 13525016 Stu11 said:
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to bed. I had to step in and be the responsible Dad and explain to her that he will never remember his tired day at camp tomorrow, but will remember this night for a loooong time...besides me thinks there will be a ton of 9-10 year olds dragging at camp tomorrow...


Good job.
RE: RE: Oh and my wife tried all night in vain to shoo my 9 year old son  
bceagle05 : 7/10/2017 11:20 pm : link
In comment 13525017 B in ALB said:
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In comment 13525016 Stu11 said:


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to bed. I had to step in and be the responsible Dad and explain to her that he will never remember his tired day at camp tomorrow, but will remember this night for a loooong time...besides me thinks there will be a ton of 9-10 year olds dragging at camp tomorrow...



Nice work dad.


Good work. My dad dragged me and my sister out of bed once upon a time to watch Buster Douglas knock out Mike Tyson. We joke about it to this day.
bceagle  
B in ALB : 7/10/2017 11:27 pm : link
My boy had his visit to BC today and loves it.

Kid is completely fired up.
RE: bceagle  
bceagle05 : 7/10/2017 11:39 pm : link
In comment 13525028 B in ALB said:
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My boy had his visit to BC today and loves it.

Kid is completely fired up.


That's great to hear. If he goes there, he'll never regret it. Same is probably true for Syracuse though haha.
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