Last night was a special moment in baseball, it was one of those nights where you were witnessing something impressive, all the while you're watching something even bigger happening without even realizing. I'm pretty sure Aaron Judge became the face of baseball last night and it only took him 3 months to do so. Bryce Harper, choose not to do the Home Run Derby and Mike Trout couldn't due to an injury. Even still both have had plenty of chances to in the past but chose not to. Well, it may have just back fired because baseballs new biggest superstar, literally and figuratively, put on an absolute show last night. This isn't like what Giancarlo Stanton did last year when he made serious noise at the Derby because it never quite translated to the field as much, but with Judge it translates on the field as well. Leaving me with the thought, did Aaron Judge become the face of baseball last night?
Now, I'm not saying Aaron Judge is the best player in baseball, that would just be stupid of me to say, he's a rookie that hasn't even played a full year, I would never disrespect Mike Trout or Bryce Harper like that, even though he is having a better year statistically than both. What I'm saying is Judge is the most marketable player in baseball and usually that gets you to be the face of the league. The guy looks like a football player, yet he plays baseball, and is actually really fucking good at it. Everyone admires what he's doing because it's shit they've never seen before. The guy literally looks like a super hero and that's what we want our athletes to be. Harper and Trout look like normal dudes, they're big in the baseball community, but outside of that they're kinda nobody's in the grand scheme of things. Last night, Judge left his first of many footprints on his way to becoming maybe the biggest star the sport of baseball has ever seen. People showing up to Marlins stadium in Judge robes with wigs and on social media all the rave was about Aaron Judge. You know someone is big deal when people that don't care about the sport are talking about it and everyone is talking about Aaron Judge today. If this kid stays on this path we're witnessing a guy that is revolutionizing baseball and maybe saving the sport in regards to gaining young fans interest once again. Thank you, Aaron Judge, what you're doing for the sport of baseball is bigger than anyone could've ever imagined.
Mike Trout and Bryce Harper will still be loved and cherished throughout the sport, but they just took a backseat to the new biggest attraction in baseball.