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Pinstripe Alley Podcast Ep. 127: Please Keep Angering Aaron Judge

The Yankees battled injuries and a mostly asymptomatic COVID outbreak, but at least they’re still generally playing better.

New York Yankees v Texas Rangers Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

It’s been a strange week in Yankee Land. The team suddenly had to deal with several post-vaccination cases of COVID-19 that sidelines members of their coaching staff and Gleyber Torres, Aaron Hicks and Giancarlo Stanton hit the injured list with very different ailments, someone named Ryan LaMarre joined the outfield, and, oh yeah, the Yankees won back-to-back series on the road — even at the Trop.

So yes, it’s been an experience. We talk about the outbreak, the injuries, the Yankees’ depth, possible setups with a healthy Rougned Odor back, Jameson Taillon’s frustrations, the sad realization that even god-kings like Gerrit Cole can bleed, and — of course — the week being mostly good despite some underperformance from the offense.

We wrap up with our “Meet a Baby Bomber” segment on Ken Waldichuk and Carlos Narvaez, award some Yankee and Mitre of the Week honors, and end with a deeply strange and bemused tangent about Aaron Judge’s Twitter handle. It’s very important.

You can listen to the show on the web player below, or on any of your preferred podcast apps — to name a few, we’re on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, PlayerFM, and iHeartRadio. As a reminder, if you were already subscribed to former host Ryan Chichester’s “Bomber Brothers” feed, then you’re good!