New York Yankees phenom Aaron Judge is in Miami for the All-Star Game. So, it only stands to reason that people would ask Yankees legend and current Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly what advice he’d give Judge.
But according to Mattingly, Judge is doing just fine without any of his advice.
Don Mattingly on what advice he'd give Aaron Judde about playing in NY: "He doesn't seem to need any advice. He's got 30 at the break."
— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) July 10, 2017
Mattingly may have a point.
He was a six-time All-Star and one of baseball’s best hitters and overall players of the 1980s and early 90s, winning the American League MVP in 1985 and finishing in the top 20 in voting six other times.
Despite that, he only cracked the 30 home run plateau three times, maxing out at 35 in his MVP season. Judge already has 30 and is on pace for nearly 60. On top of that, his guilty pleasures are, shall we say, rather tame?
Certainly, Judge has a long way to go before he matches Mattingly’s career in the Bronx. But he’s off to a darn good start.