The baseball gods blessed us with a sight for the ages on Sunday.
In the first inning of the New York Yankees-Houston Astros game, Yankees rookie phenom Aaron Judge, who stands a towering 6-foot-7, smacked a one-out double and wound up next to 5-foot-6 Astros second baseman Jose Altuve.
— Sports Funhouse (@SportsFunhouse) July 2, 2017
Predictably, the Internet did the thing that the Internet does.
Judge: "Felt a raindrop. I think it's raining."
Altuve: "I don't feel anything."
Judge: "It's still falling. Should reach you any minute." pic.twitter.com/fAmG17vnsH
— TotalProSports (@TotalProSports) July 2, 2017
— Ben Harris (@byBenHarris) July 2, 2017
America deserves an Altuve-Judge buddy comedy. pic.twitter.com/oLNelUfqSS
— Dayton from Nebraska (@BravesAmerica) July 2, 2017
Altuve looks like a hobbit standing next to Aaron Judge. pic.twitter.com/BAf3XCcO1a
— Ross Bolen (@WRBolen) July 2, 2017
Jose Altuve is me standing next to everybody pic.twitter.com/kmBfRDsN8P
— regina phalange (@rhcphaley) July 2, 2017
Judge: What are you doing after the game?
Altuve: My mom is picking me up and we're going to Chuckie Cheese". pic.twitter.com/s5FsK0ILBt
— Felix, Zachary's Dad (@FelixZacharyDad) July 2, 2017
— Franže Bropitar (@TFPWillEat) July 2, 2017
Judge and Altuve are arguably the two best hitters in the American League right now — the former leads the AL in all three slash line categories as well as in home runs and RBIs, while the latter is second in both batting average and total hits. But their height discrepancy, while not quite as drastic as one we saw earlier this year, just goes to show the extent to which both big and little can achieve success in the same realm.
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