It’s time to strip Chris Mullin of his standing as a New Yorker.
The former St. John’s coach, participant, and Brooklyn native thinks Aaron Judge ought to be part of him in San Francisco, the place Mullin — a former Golden State Warrior — works for NBC Sports Bay Area as an analyst.
He made his pitch during the Warriors’ pregame show on Wednesday, with a tenuous grasp of baseball historical past to boot.
“Listen, it’s time to come to the Bay Area, Aaron Judge,” Mullin stated of Judge, who grew up in northern California. “All Rise, let’s go. Oracle Park is a phenomenal place to play. You’re gonna win championships right here, simply take a look at what Steph Curry’s doing right here.
“The Bay Area’s a forgiving place. When you’re playing in The Bronx, a career year, you broke Lou Gehrig’s 61 home runs, hit 62 home runs, and they’re giving you the Bronx cheer during the playoffs. Time to go, man. Go back home.”
The dwelling run report Judge broke belonged to Roger Maris, not Gehrig — whose career-high was 49 dwelling runs.
Mullin is effectively acquainted with the boos of New Yorkers, as he had a 59-73 report over 4 seasons teaching St. John’s, profitable simply 20 video games within the Big East from 2015-19. He resigned from the function in April 2019, citing a “personal loss” following the loss of life of his brother.
Judge visited with the Giants this week in San Francisco and they’re thought of the most important risk to the Yankees to sign the slugger.
Mullin’s No. 17 is retired with the Warriors, and he evidently feels extra kinship with the Bay than his hometown.
“We’ve been waiting for someone to replace Barry Lamar Bonds,” Mullin stated. “And he’s the perfect fit.”