On Monday night, Aaron Judge handily won the 2017 Home Run Derby. After a nerve-wracking first round, he went into overdrive and topped Cody Bellinger and Miguel Sano. He was automatic. His 11 home runs to win the championship looked easy.
As Yankees fans, we’ve seen our fair share of Judge home runs. We’ve had plenty of animated reactions, too. What makes the Home Run Derby so special, however, is its capacity to bring out another level of excitement. Plus, it allowed for fans of other teams to experience Judge’s superhuman strength. The reactions were priceless.
For example, there were tweets about the insane distances of his home runs.
Aaron Judge, by himself, has hit 3 miles of dingers. And he still has the finals left.— Mike Petriello (@mike_petriello) July 11, 2017
Pretty sure that Aaron Judge's home runs combined would make it to Cuba.— Jared Diamond (@jareddiamond) July 11, 2017
Some of them even came with fun graphics:
There were pressing questions:
what if Aaron Judge just becomes the Joey Chestnut of the Home Run Derby and we don't see another winner for 10 years— Cespedes Family BBQ (@CespedesBBQ) July 11, 2017
And fascinating observations:
Fun and definitely true fact: If you stacked all of the children in the outfield together, they wouldn't be as tall as Aaron Judge.— Christopher Crawford (@Crawford_MILB) July 11, 2017
Members of the media weren’t the only ones to take to Twitter. Other athletes did, too, including some of his teammates and opponents in the Home Run Derby.
aaron judge! the goat— Clint Frazier (@clintfrazier) July 11, 2017
All rise!!!!! Judge doing big things tonight!!!— Aaron Hicks (@AaronHicks31) July 11, 2017
Even an old rival shared some love!
Congrats to the homie A Judge— David Ortiz (@davidortiz) July 11, 2017
The excitement wasn’t limited to baseball, either. Across sports, real respects real.
The most priceless reactions, however, they came from on the field in the form of Judge’s teammates.
It was an exciting night in Miami. Judge lived up to the hype, and the internet reacted accordingly. What were some of your favorite reactions from the night? Let us know in the comment section below!