NEW YORK (AP) — The verdict is in: Rookie slugger Aaron Judge is getting his own rooting section at Yankee Stadium.
Now in session, The Judge’s Chambers.
Framed by faux wood paneling, covering three rows and fashioned to fit 18 fans wearing black judicial robes with the Yankees’ logo on the front and his No. 99 on the back, this court opened on Monday night.
New York hosting Kansas City was first on the docket. Looking like a jury box, ballpark style, with proper lettering at the back of Section 104, just behind where he plays right field.
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Judge leads the majors with 15 home runs, most of them hit very far and very hard. Huge at 6-foot-7, he was humbled when the team approached him with the concept. After all, this is a tradition-laden franchise that doesn’t often do things to single out players, even Bronx Bombers.
“I was shocked, you know. I was surprised,” Judge…