The Yankees gave Aaron Judge 360 million causes to return to New York, nevertheless it wasn’t simply in regards to the cash … #99’s cute pet is greatest pals with teammate and pal Anthony Rizzo‘s little pup, and the MVP could not cut up them up!
Judge — who signed a 9-year, $360 million deal with the Yanks this offseason — joined Jimmy Fallon on ‘The Tonight Show’ the place he revealed Rizzo’s canine Kevin was one of many causes he in the end got here again.
Judge, whose pending free company hung over the group as he met with totally different organizations who pitched him on leaving NYC — advised Fallon that Rizzo texted and known as him every day, letting the slugger know he must resign!
But, that wasn’t all Rizzo did … the 4x-time Gold Glove first baseman pulled on Judge’s heartstrings, consistently reminding him of the bond that his canine shares with Aaron’s canine, Penny — and it labored!!
AJ stated Penny and Kevin are greatest pals, including that Rizzo leaned into their relationship to persuade him to return to the Yankees.
Following his MVP season, Judge was the most popular free agent in baseball, and former Yankees like Derek Jeter and Nick Swisher publicly stated the group ought to do no matter it takes to carry him again.