Aaron Judge, who signed a new contract with the New York Yankees for nine years and $36 million, revealed teammate Anthony Rizzo’s pet dog played a role in his stay with the Yankees.
Appearing on NBC’s ‘The Tonight Show’ on the 24th (Korean time), Judge said about renewing his contract with the Yankees, “Lizzo used his pet dog to target my heart.”
Judge and Rizzo are my “best friends” with the Yankees. After re-signing with the Yankees, Rizzo called and texted Judge every day to urge him to stay with the Yankees. Finally, Rizzo sent a picture of his pet dog ‘Kevin’ and Lizzo’s dog ‘Penny’ playing together at Yankee Stadium. As a result, Judge decided to stay with the Yankees.
“It was a fun process,” Judge said of free agency before re-signing with the Yankees.
“Every athlete wants to get to a position where they can choose where they can play. “I was drafted by the best team on the planet by accident,” he said. “After every meeting with the other teams, my wife and I looked at each other and thought, ‘We are the Yankees.'”
Judge recently became the Yankees’ 16th captain. Judge
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