Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Judgement Day, a poem by John Sterling

There it goes! Deep left!  
It is high. It is far. It is gone!
Number sixty-two,
To set the new
American League record!

Aaron Judge hits his 62nd.
All the Yankees
Out of the dugout
To greet him.
Just think of it.

Three Yankee rightfielders.
The Babe, hitting 60 in ’27.
The Jolly Roger, hitting 61 in ’61.
And now Aaron Judge
Hits his 62nd home run.

The most home runs
Any American Leaguer has hit
in a single season.
And the American League
has been alive for 120 years!

This is Judgement Day!
Case closed.


Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside said...

It’s Judgement Day, and our Terminator is 6T2! Judge is hotter than Linda Hamilton!

AboveAverage said...

well, he did it


now let's see how far the team can go

I know many here believe our ship will sink in the first round

but I enjoy my yankees baseball

so I'm hoping that we go further

and I'm hoping that we resign Judge in the off season

one can dream

JM said...

AA, please do not tempt the gods.

I'm hoping that we re-sign Judge in the off season. We do not want to resign him. Not at all.

AboveAverage said...


Speed finger poking on an iPhone does me in again.

Allow me to respectfully restate, and retype the following statement:

and I'm hoping we resign Aaron Boone*


Joe Formerlyof Brooklyn said...

On June 30, the NYYs were 56-and-21. They had scored 384 runs and had yielded 234. That's 3.08 runs per game (not ERA, but all runs allowed).

Today, the team is 99-62. 805 runs scored, 563 allowed.

In the period between the two dates, the team was 43 and 41. Barely above the .500 mark. If there's a reason many of us who visit this space are Sour these days, this is it. We've been avidly following a .500 team for weeks and weeks. Think "Bawlmore Orioles."

[thank heaven for AJudge, of course! He scored 62 runs and drove in 59 in the season's first three months -- with 71 runs scored and 71 RBI in the balance.

Runs allowed soared to 3.9 per game.

Runs scored were 421 in the period, or 5.012 per game, vs. 4.987 earlier. Not a big difference.

[if you are keeping score at home, Judge scored 71 of the 421 runs in the 43-and-41 period, or 16.86%. In the first 3 months, he scored 16.14% of the runs.]


This is all simple math. I'm not sure you must use modern supadoopa analytics to see that Boone and Cashman need to find new jobs parking cars in HoHoKus.....

...and that our near-term future is not as bright as we'd all wish.

The Hammer of God said...

All rise, here comes the Judge!

Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside said...

I’m resigned to judge going to the Mets.

TheWinWarblist said...

Thank you for this El Duque. Thank you so much.