One of the big questions for the New York Yankees going into the 2021 baseball season is can the newly improved starting pitching rotation get the Yankees over that hump of reaching a World Series and winning an unprecedented 28th World Championship. Another question is can the Yankees avoid another injury-plagued season that has cost them dearly in the last two seasons, with some of the biggest names spending far too long on the IL?
Add to that, there are still big concerns over the coronavirus and the delays in getting the vaccines into the American public’s arm, and what effect that will have on the 2021 season. Will the players let their guards down? If the 2021 Super Bowl in Tampa last night is any indication, the answer is yes, even for the most important players to the Yankees. Last night slugger Aaron Judge partied at the game with the likes of former Yankee Alex Rodriguez, Jennifer Lopez, who is engaged to A-Rod, Pats owner Robert Kraft, Shaquille, rapper Meek Mill, and others.
Nothing wrong with a Super Bowl party, but all of those mentioned, including Aaron Judge, were having fun, not socially distanced, and with none wearing a mask. Is this wise behavior less than two weeks away from the begging of spring training? To see the photo of the group, click here. Robert Rubin, the co-owner of the Philadelphia 76’s and the New Jersey Devils, took the photo.
Judge was wearing a Patrick Mahomes jersey. It didn’t turn out well for him because Tom Brady’s Buccaneers won the game 31-9, depriving the Kansas City Chiefs of back-to-back Super Bowl wins. Kraft said he was rooting for Tom Brady to win it even though Brady left the New England Patriots two seasons earlier. Brady was named Super Bowl MVP for a record fifth time.
New York Yankees fans’ question is that if their players ignore basic CDC safety rules, will they be able to stay healthy? With many more ” “halftime with the boys!!!” situations, that may not be the case. Mask up, Aaron Judge!