Yankees Star Aaron Judge Raises Eyebrows After Peeking At Dugout Before Knocking Home Run

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Monday night’s battle between the New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays ended in controversy with serious implications of cheating, involving MLB superstar Aaron Judge.

In the eighth inning, Aaron Judge hit a home run off Blue Jays reliever Jay Jackson on a full count. Moments before going yard to extend the Yanks’ lead, Judge was caught side-eyeing his dugout, raising suspicions of cheating.

Before getting to whether or not New York cheated, let’s look at the looming controversy.

Suspicions over Judge’s peeping at-bat started before hitting the home run soared. It was a two-HR game for Judge.

The Sportsnet TV broadcasters called out Judge for peering back and forth at the visitors’ dugout during the at-bat.

They suspected the reigning AL MVP was cheating.

“What is that?” Dan Shulman asked Buck Martinez. “Where’s he looking?” Martinez responded.


Yankees Cheating Allegations Not Sticking, But it’s Suspicious

Now, it’s hard to accuse the Yankees of cheating here. With Pitchcom, a pitcher’s communication system, the Blue Jays pitcher shouldn’t be affected by any real-time insights for Aaron Judge.

The Yankees won the game, 7-4.

Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees celebrates a solo home run in the dugout during the eighth inning of their MLB game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on May 15, 2023 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Cole Burston/Getty Images)

Judge addressed the suspicions after the game. He claimed to have been distracted by the guys in the dugout, notably after Yanks manager Aaron Boone was ejected for contesting a strike on Judge.

TORONTO, ON – MAY 15: Aaron Boone, manager of the New York Yankees yells in the face of home plate umpire Clint Vondrak during their MLB game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on May 15, 2023 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Cole Burston/Getty Images)

“I said a couple things to some guys in the dugout and especially after the game. Hopefully it won’t happen again.”

Blue Jays’ Jay Jackson gave a different tune.

“I’m not going to say anything against any organization,” Jackson said after the game, “but for him to be peeking over for that amount of time, it seemed like it wasn’t just a glance and re-adjusting to get back on the pitcher.”

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Alejandro Avila lives in Southern California and previously covered news for the LA Football Network. Jeopardy expert and grumpy sports fan that has watched every movie.


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  1. “Judge was caught side-eyeing the Blue Jays’ dugout”
    This screwed me up the whole time I was reading the article. Turns out he was looking at the Yankees’ dugout, of course. A little more proofreading, please.

    • Same. I thought its not cheating if a team is dumb enough to relay the pitch from the dugout to the pitcher. And unless someone was beating a garbage can, I don’t see the issue here with him looking at the Yankees dugout

  2. What a clown organization. The Blue Jays are just mouthy little bitches that can’t get over the top so they throw out BS allegations. Judge is likely the greatest athlete in America and because you hang your hopes on a couple of HOF’s sons and can’t get over the top, you allege BS. Toronto Blue Jays are the Hillary Clinton’s of 2016.

  3. If you can organically figure out the other team’s signs, it’s not cheating. Anybody claiming someone cheats simply for looking somewhere during an AB is a certified retard. But that would be why they’re on twitter in the first place, I guess.

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