Heading into Saturday’s game, New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge was already enjoying a tremendous, potentially record-breaking season. What he did on Saturday against the Chicago Cubs only makes things better.

Judge quickly staked the Yankees to a 1-0 lead when he led off the bottom of the first inning with a home run.

In the fifth inning, Judge was back at it again, giving the fans another souvenier.

Judge’s day did not go unnoticed. Baseball fans praised the performance of the New York slugger.

Following his two home runs on Saturday, Judge is now on pace to 66 for the season. In some respects, it still might seem premature to think that Judge has a chance to catch Roger Maris’ 61 home runs, let alone Barry Bonds’ record of 73. But, before you dismiss those chances, consider some things.

The weather is only going to continue to get hotter as we get later into June, then into July and the Dog Days of Summer in August. Generally speaking, baseballs begin to carry a lot better as the weather gets warmer. While maintaining such a prolific home run pace will not be easy, by any means, it is possible.

Prior to the season, Judge opted to bet on himself rather than sign a luvrative contract extension with New York. If nothing else, that’s looking like a great decision right now. It’s hard to imagine a player having a better contract year.

About Michael Dixon

Michael has a background in sports writing both online (Bleacher Report, Sportsnaut, Fantasy Baseball Crackerjacks) and in print (Sedona Red Rock News, Brentwood Press). Sports have been a lifeline passion for Michael and he continues to enjoy writing and talking about them.