We live in a world where people are completely devoid of loyalty … or are loyal to a fault. But that’s human nature, isn’t it? Perhaps schools in the United States need to start introducing classes on “moderation” to the curriculum. Never did we think we’d have to discuss that when it came to New York Yankees star Aaron Judge’s 60th home run, but here we are.
On Tuesday night, Judge destroyed a solo shot to lead off the bottom of the ninth and begin an unforgettable Yankees rally, tying Babe Ruth’s historic mark. The 430-foot homer went deep into the left field seats and commenced a dogpile of fans in the bleachers to scramble for the piece of history.
In the end, a 20-year-old fan and a group of his buddies came forward with it. Let the bidding war begin!! Or … not? In what was a fairly stunning turn of events, the priceless souvenir was peacefully returned to the Yankees.
Michael Kessler, accompanied by his three friends, surrendered the ball under a few very reasonable conditions: he wanted photos and autographs (balls/bats) from Judge. That’s it!
Why? “Judge means so much to the organization,” Kessler said. “He’s just unbelievable. Just the way he is, he deserved to have the ball back. I have no second thoughts.”
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