Are We Making Too Big Of A Deal About Aaron Judge “Cheating”?
There has been a lot of buzz surrounding Aaron Judge's glance into the Yankee dugout on Monday night. Judge hit a bomb of a homerun after peaking to his right toward the Yankee bench. This sparked several cheating accusations on social media and even by the Toronto Blue Jays broadcasters during the broadcast. Judge's response was that he heard his teammates being loud after manager Aaron Boone got ejected. Many people including me aren't buying it as most people think Judge was looking for a sign of what pitch Jay Jackson was going to throw next. He could've been tipping pitches but Judge still isn't cheating as long as technology isn't being used. Below is my quick take on this as seen in the Times Union:
I understand why some fans have looked at the video of Aaron Judge and is darting eyes into the New York Yankees dugout before he hits a home are drawing a conclusion that he and the Yankees were cheating. Unless they are using illegal devices, stealing signs has been going on for years, and it's not breaking the rules. Unless it turns into another Houston Astros cheating scandal, what happened with Judge on Tuesday night, is much to do about nothing.
MJ and I discussed the Judge situation earlier this morning right here on Big Board Sports. Below is our full conversation on this.
It is only a big story because it is Aaron Judge and earlier today is was indeed reported that Jay Jackson was tipping his pitches. This story will go away but the Yankees are playing better baseball lately and Judge is heating up.