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Despite Leading to Playoffs Failure, Aaron Judge Staunchly Backs the Yankees Skipper – “In the Trenches With Us”

Published 09/22/2023, 7:30 AM EDT

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The Captain will not abandon his ship. The New York Yankees are at a crucial juncture in their postseason race. 2023 and all the growing pains it has brought all culminate in this last week. Can the Yankees make the playoffs this year? Or will they miss it for the first time after 2016? And if so who will accept the blame? Aaron Judge refuses to let it be Aaron Boone.

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A city like New York is passionate about the baseball teams it supports, and they expect a good performance in return. But Boone’s roster decisions have so far not led to a good October run. The Bronx is after the Yankees skipper for what they call poor management. Wringing out bad performances from underperforming players has done nothing but harm the team. However, the Captain believes in his manager anyway.

Aaron Judge Will Unwaveringly Stand Beside Aaron Boone


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The Pinstripes’ current manager has held the position since 2018, in which period the club has seen neither a significant decline nor major success. But it has given time to the captain and the skipper to get familiar enough and refer to each other as ‘Judgey’ and ‘Booney’, even to the press, reflecting the deep respect and great friendship.

When asked for his opinion on Boone’s continued employment in New York, Aaron Judge stood fast for his boss.


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“You want a manager, you want somebody who’s gonna be fighting in the trenches with you. Someone whose main goal is to go out there and win today’s game, bring a championship back to New York,” the slugger told reporters yesterday.


“There’s, in my mind, no better guy for that position. He’s been there, he’s done that…He’s in the trenches with us. He fights with us every single day. That’s who you want next to you when you’re going to battle,” Judge added.

While the war for the championship may not become a reality this year, the Yankees captain knows who he wants to be fighting it with.

Judge’s Warning for the Rookie Skipper

After thirteen seasons in MLB, Aaron Boone stayed connected to the sport through broadcasting. When he came back to New York after the viral internet-worthy moment in 2003, fans were excited to see what he could do. But Judge, who had by then spent two years in the majors, had a warning to spare.


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“I’ve been with Booney since 2018 when he first came in. One of the first things I told him was there’s gonna be some bruises along the way. Some good moments, some bad moments, but I’m gonna be here with you till the end, till we finish this thing off,” All-Rise said.

He even referred to Boone’s 7th career ejection on Wednesday, tying him for the most for an MLB manager with Cincinnati’s David Bell. “Through the whole process, the biggest thing that stuck out to me about Aaron Boone is his commitment to the players. On a daily basis how he sticks up for us – we even saw a little bit of that last night…as a player that’s what you want.”


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Fans are still waiting to see if that respect translates into World Series competence.

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Written by:

Arunima Bhanot


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Arunima Bhanot is an MLB writer at EssentiallySports. Her tryst with MLB was accidental, but what followed was nothing short of a pursuit of excellence. Arunima's articles have been recognized as Editor's Picks on multiple occasions, highlighting her exceptional attention to detail and insightful coverage.
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Deepanshi Bajaj