New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge is one of the most exciting rookies in baseball. That distinction has been earned largely based on his elite raw strength. Yet Judge seems to have a flair for the dramatic, too.
Take Wednesday night, which held significance for Judge for two reasons: 1. It marked his virginal appearance in Fenway Park (Tuesday's game was rained out); and 2. It was his 25th birthday.
How did Judge celebrate? First, by hitting an opposite-field home run, his seventh of the season:
Later, Judge showed off his glove and fearlessness by tracking down a foul ball and flipping over the short right-field wall to preserve the out:
Hitting home runs, making Jeter-esque sprawls into the stands. Yeah, it's fair to rule that Judge is having a good birthday.