Aaron Judge

Last weekend, ESPN rankled a lot of college football fans when they kept interrupting the ClemsonWake Forest game to show Aaron Judge’s at-bats as he chased his 61st home run. Despite lots of criticism and annoyance, they’ll be back at it this weekend.

The New York Post’s Andrew Marchand reported Thursday that ESPN will be cutting all weekend long as Judge goes for his 62nd home run of the season, which would set the new franchise and American League record.

Judge hit his 61st home run of the season on Wednesday night, tying Roger Maris for the all-time Yankees record. It’s a notable achievement. But is it deserving of the constant cut-ins when he remains well off the Major League Baseball single-season mark? A lot of sports fans seem to feel that way, especially when they could easily tune in to watch the Yankees game if they wanted to.

Given that these cut-ins will interrupt college football games involving schools halfway across the country, it’s hard for many to understand why ESPN thinks they’d prefer to see Judge pop out to left field than just enjoy the game they chose to watch in the first place.

Perhaps ESPN has the data to back up this decision, but it sure seems like they’re just going out of their way to annoy people who don’t really care about the New York Yankees.

[AA, Andrew Marchand]

About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to sean@thecomeback.com.