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Trouble In Paradise

NFL Network reporter Sara Walsh had a hilarious response to her husband returning Aaron Judge’s 61st home run ball

September 29, 2022

On Wednesday night, Aaron Judge made history, tying Roger Maris’ single-season AL home run record of 61. The fateful homer came in Toronto after over a week of whiffs, with both the Judge and Maris families braving customs and day-old Tim Hortons to be in attendance. In the top of the 7th inning, with the score tied, their commitment and patience was rewarded ...

The same, however, can’t be said for NFL Network reporter Sara Walsh, who found herself in the middle of both the Judge saga and Hurricane Ian’s path on Wednesday. Much of the hoopla surrounding Judge’s inevitable 61st homer in recent days has revolved around who would catch it and what would happen when they did. As it turned out, no one managed to get mitt to ball, and it fell harmlessly into the Blue Jays bullpen where it was picked up by Jays bullpen coach Matt Buschmann, who just so happens to be Walsh’s husband.

In possession of a ball worth tens of thousands with a Category 4 hurricane barreling down on his mortgage, Buschmann did what we all would [cough, hack, wheeze] and returned the ball to the Judge family, asking nothing in return. “The Judge and Maris families have been flying all over the country,” he said. “They deserve to have that ball.

That, of course, kicked off a hilarious Twitter thread from Walsh, who was (comically, we can’t stress this enough) aghast at her husband’s show of goodwill and sportsmanship. Here’s how it started …

… and here’s how it ended.

Yikes, prayers up for Matt, who might be sleeping in the flooded dog house when he gets back to Florida.

Jokes aside, we’re glad the Walsh family is safe following the catastrophic landfall of Hurricane Ian and we’re happy to see that good guys do still exist in this world. What Bushmann did may have been financially idiotic, but like most financially iditoic decisions, it was the right thing to do. Hopefully these two crazy kids can get through this rough patch and make it work, but if not, well, there’s always number 62 …