It seems ABC and ESPN may have miscalculated the level of national interest in Aaron Judge's quest for Yankees history.
The networks, both owned by parent company Disney, came under heavy criticism from college football fans on social media on Saturday after going to split-screen coverage during Judge's at-bats.
Judge, an AL MVP candidate, was vying to tie Yankees legend Roger Maris for the most home runs by a Bombers slugger in a single season. The 30-year-old pending free agent was sitting on 60 homers entering Saturday's game against the Red Sox.
On Tuesday, Judge became just the sixth player in MLB history with 60 home runs in a season, joining Maris, Babe Ruth, Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa.
But a vocal segment of college football fans seemed to have little interest in Judge's chase -- and they weren't shy about calling ABC and ESPN over the interruption to their regularly scheduled dose of gridiron action.