The bad blood between the New York Yankees and Houston Astros won’t go away any time soon. Just use Judge Aaron’s last pet as evidence.
The Yankees faced the Astros at Minid Maid Park on Saturday night. It wasn’t long before Judge made his presence felt in Houston. The New York slugger sent a pitch from Zack Greinke onto the wall of the field for a solo shot at the top of the third.
Before he went home, Judge appeared to be trolling Astros second baseman star Jose Altuve. Just before finishing third on his home run, Judge tugged at his jersey, using the same move that made Altuve infamous on a home run a few years ago.
Aaron Judge of Houston while running home:
“Don’t rip off my sweater”pic.twitter.com/8bJA56s4W7
– Astros wont Tour 2021 (@AsteriskTour) July 11, 2021
This cannot be a coincidence. Judge Aaron was clearly troll Jose Altuve.
The Yankees are extra bitter towards the Astros, as they should be. Houston beat New York at the 2017 ALCS, which happened the same year the Astros used illegal methods to warn Houston batters about some tones coming.
Major League Baseball practically neglected to copy the Astros. They were fined the maximum, but no players were banned.
The Astros are now the enemy and the Yankees hate them the most. Judges don’t forget what they did and how it affected recent seasons for New York in particular.