Yankees OF Aaron Judge has revealed why he doesn't watch his home runs. "In my senior year in high school I had a ton of major league scouts at the game," Judge told the NY Post on Thursday. "I thought it would be cool to kind of show off. In my first at-bat I hit a ball to center field that I thought was a long way out. So I started watching. And then I started to take a nice little jog to first. The ball hit right off the top of the wall. I didn't even make it to second base.After that moment I said that would be the last time I don't hustle.'' Judge, 25, hit two home runs during the Yankees' four-game sweep of the Mets and has hit 37 this season. He is on pace to finish the season with 50
Cubs 4, Blue Jays 3: The Blue Jays didn’t look any more comfortable at Wrigley Field on Saturday than they had during Friday’s series opener, dropping their second straight game after Anthony Rizzo sealed the go-ahead run on an RBI single in the seventh inning. The Cubs, meanwhile, reveled in Jose Quintana’s second quality start of the month and delighted the crowd with a two-RBI effort from Ian Happ and footage of David Ross jumping out of a plane — a stunt that would have doubled in entertainment value had Ross successfully convinced manager Joe Maddon to join in the fun. Pirates 6, Cardinals 4: Neither the Pirates nor the Cardinals had relievers to spare when a one-hour, 56-minute rain delay disrupted their contest in the second inning.
“The top two people, the owner and Mr. Samson, I wish them Godspeed. But I don’t see where that would add value to that team.” - Miami-Dade County mayor Carlos Gimenez on (now outgoing) Marlins President David Samson An ownership group led by billionaire Bruce Sherman and former Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter presented a plan to purchase the Marlins from Jeffrey Loria at the owners meetings. The MLB and commissioner Rob Manfred are committed to approving the sale to the group for $1.2 billion. The league hopes to have the deal finished by the end of September, with the new ownership group taking control of the team after the 2017 regular season ends. Manfred said that they’ve began their approval