Aaron Judge, being the absolute behemoth that he is, is often prone to falling victim to the low strike three call.
Well, the Yankees slugger had a great way of combatting that problem on Friday. Judge actually raised his socks higher following a low called strike, giving the umpire one less excuse for an errant call.
Did Aaron Judge raise his socks higher after getting rung up on a ball below his knees, an investigative report.— Jomboy (@Jomboy_) July 20, 2019
Yes, yes he did. pic.twitter.com/n3mCzEVzLu
Talk about getting creative. Judge was not about to go down looking on a pitch near his shins again, so he took matters into his own hands.
Clearly things paid off for the slugger too, as he hit a two-run blast in his next AB, with the socks lifted a bit higher than normal.
ALL RISE! Yankees lead 8-2 thanks to a two-run home run by Aaron Judge in the bottom of the sixth. pic.twitter.com/05t72NKzoQ— YES Network (@YESNetwork) July 20, 2019
If that's what it takes for umpires to make the right call when Judge comes into the box, then so be it. The slugger doesn't mind sacrificing a couple inches of real estate on his uniform in order to buy some extra strike zone.