You might think that a lot of pitchers in today's MLB would have a problem facing New York Yankees slugger and rising star Aaron Judge to begin with, given his incredible hitting capability.
However, that's not reason why Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Blake Snell has an issue with pitching to Judge at all.
Thanks to reddit user u/boomzgoesthedynamite's screen grab from a recent matchup, we can all appreciate Snell's explanation of exactly why he can't stand facing Judge while he's on the mound and it's pretty funny stuff.
You have to love how Snell's go-to issue here has nothing to do with Judge's dangerous potential to knock the seems off the ball with booming power, but instead about the pyschological effect Judge seemingly brings with his smile.
Of course, Snell seems to be doing a pretty good job of overcoming Judge's antics. Judge has 14 career at-bats against Snell, only managing 1 hit and 6 walks while striking out 8 times.
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