Yankees' Aaron Judge Receives High Praise From Current Opponent
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 30: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees follow through on a fourth inning home run against the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium on September 30, 2017 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Love is in the air between Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees. However, he also received love today from one of his own opponents.

The New York Yankees and Aaron Judge got just enough of Marcus Stroman today to earn them the win. And with Judge launching his 52nd home run of his rookie season, you’d figure there would be some bad blood between Judge and Stroman.

However, the Toronto Blue Jays pitcher just proved that even though they may be enemies when they’re playing against each other, the admiration can still be there.


Even though Stroman gave up a monster shot to Judge today, he still took the time to respect what he’s done. And the feeling is mutual, as Judge crafted his own response via social media.

Aww, Judge and Stro! Perhaps a new duo! And there have been rumors in the past that the Yankees were seeking out Stroman so imagine if these two buds were on the same team?

We wouldn’t see any more battles but we would see two dominant players crushing the competition. And that would be a lot of fun.

This fine Twitter exchange ended with Stroman himself having the final word and giving The Judge a new nickname.

I’ve never been a huge fan of the Blue Jays but Stroman is one classy guy. I’m also glad to see that some rivalries are built on respect and not jealousy.

Sorry we won’t see you in the playoffs, Stroman. But at least we know Judge has a fan in you!

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Allison is just a girl with an enormous passion for the game of baseball and the written word. Based in Upstate New York, her life-long relationship with the New York Yankees is something that she developed through close relationships with her mother and grandfather. An aspiring sports writer, she graduated with a journalism degree and is finding places to share her excitement about the sporting world and how it affects us all.