Aaron Judge is the next big thing
Yankees slugger Aaron Judge has been the biggest story of the first half of the MLB season, and added the Home Derby title to his rapidly growing superstar resume with a collection of jaw dropping 500-foot blasts.
Judge has gone from relative obscurity to arguably the biggest star in baseball in a matter of months. With his size, power, “good guy” vibe, and playing for the most recognizable sports franchise in America, Colin sees Judge as the rare baseball talent that can transcend the normal marketing boundaries and become recognizable on Main Street.
Major League Baseball desperately needs marketable stars, and Judge has the potential to be an icon on the level of a LeBron James. When he’s on the screen, you stop doing whatever you’re doing and watch. That’s greatness.
“He, to me, is the next big thing.”
Lonzo Ball getting crushed for sitting out a Summer League game proves he’s considered a star
Lonzo Ball set Summer League attendance records with his debut over the weekend. He also caught heat for announcing he was sitting out last night’s game against the Kings and college nemesis De’Aaron Fox.
Social media accused Lonzo of running from Fox, whom last go the better of him in Kentucky’s win over UCLA in the NCAA Tournament. Colin thinks Lonzo catching heat for missing a Summer League game is ridiculous, but it also proves that people already are holding him to superstar expectations.
Colin thinks Ball will be a nice NBA player. Maybe even a star. But, life is all about how you perform based on expectations, and the expectations for Ball already ridiculous.
“When you get crushed because the Lakers hold you out for a Summer League Game, you know expectations are truly ridiculous.”
Tom Verducci – MLB Insider joins the show to discuss Aaron Judge’s home run performance; why it takes longer than other sports for baseball stars to pop; why the Cubs have had a World Series hangover; and why the Astros ae the best team in the American league
Craig Robinson – Actor/Comedian and star of the new Fox show Ghost stops by the set to ddiscuss his new show; his long path to success in the movie industry; what it was like to be a part of The Office;
Nick Wright –Co-hosts of the upcoming First Thing’s First stop by the set to talk about Aaron Judge’s Home Run Derby; if The U can make a comeback in Miami; and why Danny Ainge won’t pull the trigger on a major deal.