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SI.com — The Yankees have found their next star in Aaron Judge. He’s appearing on The Tonight Show. He’s on the cover of Sports Illustrated. And now he’s got his own team-sanctioned cheering section.
Fans have been dressing up as jurists in Judge’s honor for weeks now, even taking the show on the road to Kansas City, but now the Yankees have made it official with “The Judge’s Chambers,” a bank of seats in right field ensconced in faux mahogany.
The seats will be filled at random by 18 fans from elsewhere in the stadium. The team will loan them the judge’s robes (with the Yankees logo on the front and Judge’s No. 99 on the back) but they get to keep the “All Rise” foam gavel.
Look at my big baby boy getting his own cheering section! God damn it’s fun to have a new lovable superstar in this team.
P.S. The Yankees are insane if they think they’re getting that robe back. I’m going into the bathroom, stuffing it in my shirt, walking out of the stadium, throwing that thing right back on the second I walk through the doors at Billy’s, and acting like an actual judge for the rest of the night. “The team will loan the robes” Hah. Come try to get this thing off of me. You dare try to touch a judge like that? BALIFF. BALIFF TAKE HIM AWAY.