Aaron Judge home runs: College football fans rejoice over end of cut-ins
Aaron Judge on Tuesday hit his 62nd home run of the season against the Texas Rangers. The New York Yankees slugger has now passed Roger Maris for the most home runs in a single season in American League history, although it’s short of the Major League Baseball record of 73 hit by Barry Bonds in 2001.
Judge’s 60th home run came on Sept. 20, with ESPN garnering plenty of criticism a few days later as it cut into the college football games it televised with live look-ins of Judge’s at-bats. No. 61, which tied him with Maris, came on Sept. 28, and in anticipation of No. 62, ESPN again opted to do cut-ins of Judge’s at-bats during Week 5 of the college football season, angering even more fans.
Tuesday finally saw Judge break Maris’ mark, and the college football world rejoiced now that they knew that they could finally watch the games without reminders of Judge’s exploits:
@PinstripeBowl please troll college football and show Aaron Judge home runs throughout your game
— A Bowl of Duke's Mayo (@DukesMayoBowl) October 5, 2022
now is the chance for me to confess: I didn't really mind the Aaron Judge cut-ins. I just liked doing memes with you guys.
— Mike Golic Jr (@mikegolicjr) October 5, 2022
Forget about the record. Aaron Judge cut-ins are done. Hallelujah. pic.twitter.com/PnGFhKOwQ1
— Eli Hershkovich (@EliHershkovich) October 5, 2022
Big thanks to the Texas Rangers for ending Aaron Judge cut-ins. They saved football season, making them the best team in baseball.
— Leauxgan (@LoganS05) October 5, 2022
Now everyone can stop whining about the Aaron Judge cut-ins #RecordBreaker
— Jon Hare (@jondhare) October 5, 2022
“We’re done with the Aaron Judge cut-ins”
— PropSwap (@PropSwap) October 5, 2022
The Rangers should’ve just walked Judge the whole series to pay ESPN back for the cut-ins.
— KD➐ (@notkdk3) October 5, 2022
The last person who truly loved baseball probably died in 1972.
And tonight, these Aaron Judge cut-ins to my college football games died along with it. https://t.co/kdl9gCgRdf
— Nick Dias (@TheNickDias) October 5, 2022
Does this mean we won't have to worry about any more Aaron Judge cut-ins during college football? pic.twitter.com/2ksRZB6eq7
— #FireNealBrown (@MarshallSucks) October 5, 2022
Espn will probably continue the live cut-ins and be like, “we’re cutting live to Aaron Judge as he tries to break his own ‘record’ of 62 home runs that he achieved earlier tonight.” https://t.co/kBAc9mLwe5
— EP__Tex (@EP__Tex) October 5, 2022
Aaron Judge getting his 62nd HR is truly a win for all of us. No more random cut-ins!!!
— Marybeth (@marybeth_f37) October 5, 2022