Cameraman Dupes Viewers Into Thinking Aaron Judge Had Tied Roger Maris’ HR Record

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Some slick camera work in the Yankees-Red Sox game on Thursday night is getting attention on social media as it duped everyone into believing they were witnessing history.

New York slugger Aaron Judge is chasing Roger Maris for the franchise’s all-time home runs record. Judge currently sits at 60 HRs, just one long ball shy of Maris’ mark.

And on Thursday, it looked like he tied the record with his 61st blast of the season. At least if you were watching the television broadcast.

One camera operator duped everyone into thinking Judge’s ninth inning at-bat was going to make history. The Bronx Bomber smacked a fly ball to deep center field, which caused a roar from the home crowd.

For those trying to track the blast on TV, it was impossible, because the cameraman was focused on the centerfield bleachers rather than the ball itself, which fell short at the warning track.

The shoddy (or purposeful) camera work is getting quite the reaction online.

Cameraman dupes viewers into thinking Aaron Judge tied the HR record

Many on social media reacted to seeing the camera work, which got everyone’s hopes up that Aaron Judge had tied the HR record. Those hopes were dashed when they saw the lens pan down at the last second to show the ball being caught at the warning track.

Take a look at the immediate response on Twitter.

Popular baseball account Jomboy Media posted, “Camera operator knew the entire baseball world was watching and decided to troll everyone.”

Check out a few other reactions to the camera work.

Luckily, Judge still has two weeks to tie that record as he sits one off the pace. It would be fitting for the slugger to smack that final shot against the Red Sox in Yankee Stadium this weekend.