ESPN cuts to Aaron Judge home run chase while Wake Forest takes lead over No. 5 Clemson
ESPN has been cutting live to Aaron Judge’s at-bats against the Boston Red Sox on Saturday afternoon as the New York Yankees’ slugger looks for home run No. 61 to tie Roger Maris for the most in a single season in American League history.
That has already angered fans during the Auburn-Mizzou game on ESPN. Now, Clemson and Wake Forest fans aren’t happy.
Why? Well, the audio was on the Yankees game while Wake Forest was busy taking the lead over the No. 5 Tigers in the third quarter:
— no context college football (@nocontextcfb) September 24, 2022
Even the game’s announcer, Sean McDonough, seemed frustrated with the network’s decision to cut away from the dramatic college football game:
Sean McDonough is noticeably irritated for the audience. He’s now said something twice about the live look ins. Man of the CFB people ? https://t.co/usluzOfnqj
— Kelley Ford (@KFordRatings) September 24, 2022
McDonough was far from the only one frustrated with the decision, though:
ESPN forcing us to watch Aaron Judge fly out rather than a comeback touchdown against #5 Clemson by Wake Forest pic.twitter.com/u6f0H60xfu
— Scott Snuffer (@Get_Snuffed) September 24, 2022
Me to ESPN for interrupting a good Wake vs. Clemson game to watch Aaron Judge pic.twitter.com/4Jmhfk6iTX
— Fabian Jefferson (@FabianJ44) September 24, 2022
ABC: “We’ll now take a quick break from the game to show you Aaron Judge…”
Clemson and Wake Forest fans: pic.twitter.com/MeR4ElYKz9
— Brian Y (@byysports) September 24, 2022
Really glad that @ESPN cut away from a 3-play TD drive where Wake took the lead over Clemson so that everyone could see Aaron Judge hit a meek fly out while listening to that absolute shit YES Network broadcast. That's just great programming.
— Stephen Banas II (@OptimusNarwhal) September 24, 2022
— Fred Cunningham (@fredontv) September 24, 2022
Judge has yet to hit a home run in Saturday’s game, so it seems we’re going to see at least 2 more at-bats from him during this college football Saturday.
Buckle up, folks.