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Sadly, Aaron Judge is used to disappointing season endings. In fact, the New York Yankees slugger seems to have developed a coping mechanism.

Everyone deals with failure in their own way. New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge is making a habit of attending New York Knicks games when his MLB season ends without a championship.

Judge showed up at the Knicks’ showdown with the Brooklyn Nets on Friday, less than a week after the Yankees were eliminated by the Houston Astros in the ALCS:

Judge made a similar appearance at a Knicks game after the Bombers lost to the Boston Red Sox in the 2018 ALDS:

A pattern is clearly emerging, one that Yankees fans hope will end in 2020. Going to a Knicks game to celebrate a World Series win would be a much better look for the slugger.

New York lost the 2019 ALCS in six games against the Astros, thanks in part to a slumping Judge. The right fielder slashed just .240/.321/.360 with one homer and two RBI in the series.

However, Judge wasn’t the only Bomber who waved a weak stick at the plate. GM Brian Cashman told the New York Post’s Dan Martin that an inability to get timely hits “is what kind of sent us home.’’

It makes sense that Judge would turn to another sport to distract him from the latest World Series he’s missing. But, hopefully, he and his comrades in pinstripes will quickly regroup and start working on a run at the championship next year.

Until then, enjoy the sick courtside seats, Mr. Judge. But if this keeps happening, the day will soon come when you won’t be able to show your face in NYC so soon after an early postseason exit.

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