Even New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge doesn’t want to watch the Red Sox in the 2018 ALCS, as he was spotted courtside at the New York Knicks opener instead.
As the Boston Red Sox played game four of the ALCS against the Houston Astros, Judge found the perfect distraction at the New York Knicks’ first game of the 2018-19 NBA season.
All rise… 👨⚖️ pic.twitter.com/814rZ8AWzB
— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) October 18, 2018
Maybe fans would prefer to see Judge hard at work preparing for a monster 2019, but hey, you know what they say about all work and no play. Besides, Judge certainly earned some R&R after hitting .421 with three home runs in five postseason games.
The big fella did all he could, but the Yankees could only muster a single win in the ALDS against the Red Sox. That’s why Judge was on the center-court scoreboard screen at Madison Square Garden, not in Houston for game four of the ALCS.
Aaron Judge is in the house pic.twitter.com/iwfCBraE2u
— SportsNet New York (@SNYtv) October 18, 2018
The Knicks put on a great show for Judge, knocking off the Atlanta Hawks 126-107, led by Tim Hardaway Jr.’s 31 points. The 26-year-old slugger also got to witness exciting Hawks rookie Trae Young put up 14 points in his NBA debut.
Judge probably could have stepped in and scored a few points himself, using his massive frame to have his way in the paint.
But Yankees fans would prefer Judge avoid contact sports as cross training. He missed a big chunk of the 2018 season after breaking his right wrist on a HBP, which kept him from building on his record-breaking rookie season in 2017.
Just thinking about the numbers Judge can put up in a full 2019 season has me wishing Spring Training started tomorrow.
But for now, enjoy your off-season, Mr. Judge.