Aaron Judge suffers hip injury on 31st birthday

Unfortunately, the ethical standards of journalism prevent me from accepting any contributions, or gifts, as a thank you for my work, so for those of you looking for Venmo, some beer money for my part. Are. new York Yankees Paying more to Aaron Judge, all I ask is that you donate to a charity of your choice. In case you missed it, Judge is dealing with a mild hip strain, and Aaron Boone is biding his time to see if the AL home-run king needs to go on the injured list.

The outfielder signed a nine-year, $360 million deal in the offseason, and didn’t even complete it in April. To be honest, I’m not against judging – I’m against pinstripes. Do you know how he hurt his hip? Sliding in trying to steal third base on his 31st birthday on Wednesday. At least that’s the speculation, as he was pulled after striking out twice the next day, and has not seen Diamond since.

“In the grand scheme of things and the bigger picture, we feel like we’ve got good news on this,” boone said When asked about the judge’s diagnosis.

he is right. that is good news. Not that Judge needed hip-replacement surgery. This is a mild stress to the part of the body that is most easily referred to when making fun of the player (or your friend) for being old. Never mind that the slugger is currently slumping below his career average on a team that is two games over . 500, good for fourth in the AL East, 3.5 games out of second and third place and eight behind Tampa.

While it’s very early – we haven’t even played 30 games yet – and the Yankees will surely go on a run, the judge contract is spinning in the wind like a fart no one wants to claim. (Don’t worry, Hal Steinbrenner will blame it on Brian Cashman, like he probably does with all the smelly gas that leaks into the owner’s box.)

I’m sure if you ask Yankees fans about Judge, they’ll tell you nonsense like, “If I could do it over again, I wouldn’t change a thing. The memory of that 62-home run season is worth every penny of Judge’s $360 million deal. and you know what? They are right – which is a complete joke. once you fall illmaticFrom there the only direction is down.

Judge’s 2022 MVP campaign was absurd. He hit the ball with leather. He had the best contract season in the history of contract seasons in any sport. He played so well that Roger Maris Jr. cried, essentially guaranteeing the Yankees had to overpay him. The storybook season ended with a sweep at the hands of Houston and another ringless year in New York.

How quickly a judge’s contract turns into an albatross, I don’t know. It’s really up to health, and it’s been a crapshoot throughout Judge’s career. For now, though, it couldn’t get any better than this, because it couldn’t get any worse for Yankees fans.