As Aaron Judge’s chase for the home MLS record continues, fans are starting to get frustrated.
Not because Judge has yet to hit the 61st dinner of the year—although they certainly are eager for him to do so—but because since he hit level 60, opposing bowlers have stopped throwing pitches for him.
Coming into Wednesday, Judge has played seven games without Homer since Babe Ruth’s 60 draw on September 20. In 31 billboard appearances, Judge has walked an amazing 12 times. That included four walks on Tuesday, bringing frustration to a boiling point — at least for one politician from the Northeast.
Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont considered the matter on Wednesday and proposed a rule change that would reward the judge with an additional rule for each subsequent rally in the same game. That means Judge’s fourth walk on Tuesday would be the equivalent of a home run, making the endless wait for Judge to break the record to Rahma’s end.
While Lamont’s idea may seem extreme, he probably has a point. What did the judge do in his first match on Wednesday? That’s right: he walked.
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