H its on hits on hits. The show is about to begin.
Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge are on the same roster and the two hitters finally got the chance to have batting practice together. It looks like it’s going to be a good 162 games.
Back in December, the New York Yankees acquired Stanton from the Miami Marlins, making him only the second player to ever be traded after a 50-homer season in the major leagues. So needless to say, the expectations are high. With spring training beginning, its time to get a glimpse of what could be. After all, he’s teaming up with Judge, who was 2017 AL Rookie of the year.
“From the moment we touched the dirt, they were buzzing for us to get in the cage and hit. It was really cool—nothing like I’ve experienced in the spring,” Stanton told the New York Daily News, proving that the fans are ready for a hallmark season, just a year removed from an unexpected wildcard berth.
The two massively sized hitters didn’t put on the big show the fans were expecting, as they’re still getting back into the groove of being back in the batter’s box. But Judge did show that the promise is there:
And Stanton is on the same page:
Aaron Boone, who’s taking over managerial duties after the Yanks parted ways with Joe Girardi, is also ready to have a successful season and hopes spring training will get fans as excited as the team is.
“We’ve been excited for this day for a long time. And it puts a little bounce in your step when you see fans showing up like that for a workout. It makes it seem a little more important. It’s a good way to keep these guys as sharp as they can be,” Boone said after practice.