Aaron Judge rips 'create-a-park' Camden Yards after just missing HR: 'It's a travesty, man'


Aaron Judge had a monster night on Tuesday, clubbing two home runs as part of the third four-hit game of his career.

But had the game occurred a year ago, it would have been an even bigger evening.

In his first at-bat of the game, Judge smashed a double off the top of the wall in left field at Camden Yards, which was moved back over 26 feet over the offseason. Under the field’s previous dimensions, Judge’s shot would have been a no-doubter.

Judge didn’t hide his disappointment about it after the game.

“It’s a travesty, man,” Judge said, via MLB.com. “I’m pretty upset. It looks like a create-a-park now. I didn’t like it, because I always liked coming here and playing here. Hopefully, in a couple of years, they can move it back in. We’ll see.”

Manager Aaron Boone also used the “create-a-park” remark when talking about the new-look Camden Yards, which used to lead to a feeding frenzy for the Yankees’ lineup of mighty power bats, but now, a 399 foot blast like Judge hit on Tuesday is kept in the park, and would have been out at every other big-league stadium.

No matter, as Judge took a home run out to right center in his next at-bat, then one to dead center later in the game.

“I knew it didn’t have a chance, but I was hoping for good old times’ sake tonight, it might get out,” Judge said. “I learned my lesson and decided to go to right field after that.”

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