Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Chris Bassitt touched on the controversy that surrounded New York Yankees star Aaron Judge when the slugger appeared towards the dugout earlier than hitting a house run in one in all their video games earlier this month.
Judge was accused of dishonest however claimed he heard heckling from the dugout through the sequence in opposition to Blue Jays pitcher Jay Jackson. It was later believed that Jackson was tipping pitches, and it was being made identified to Judge in actual time. Jackson admitted he was tipping pitches through the recreation.
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Bassitt appeared on Chris Rose’s podcast on Monday and touched on the drama.
“Yeah, we knew what was going on. So, I’ll say this about the whole situation. They knew we were tipping and they were relaying tips. Is that illegal? No, it’s not illegal,” he mentioned. “Is it kind of in that gray are of like, all right, if the first base and third base coach are having to relay tips, is that kind of a gray area where it’s like should that be allowed for first and third base coaches to do? You can argue that back and forth all your want.”
Judge claimed on the time he was upset with the “chirping” within the dugout after supervisor Aaron Boone was already ejected.
“I don’t see why it’s a story to be honest,” Judge informed the New York Daily News.
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Bassitt mentioned he didn’t imagine Judge’s story.
“Judge’s response to it? I had no problem with it. Was it a lie? Yeah, it was a lie. … What do you want him to do? Come out and say, ‘Hey, all their pitchers were tipping and I’m gonna tell them how they’re tipping.’ I just think he kind of made up a story just to basically kind of say like I’m not gonna tell them they’re tipping. Like, why would I say that?”
As of Tuesday morning, Toronto is 28-26 on the season. New York is 33-23.
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The two groups don’t play once more till September.