CBS Sports App Made Fans Think Aaron Judge Hit 62nd Home Run With False Alert And People Aren’t Thrilled

CBS Sports Angers Fans With False Alert About Aaron Judge's 62nd HR

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It’s been almost five years since people across Hawaii were understandably rattled after the Emergency Alert System blasted out a message that read “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL,” which is typically something you never want to see pop up on your phone.

Thankfully, that warning turned out to be a false alarm that should’ve theoretically taught anyone with the power to notify millions of people at once with the push of a few buttons the importance of having some sort of system in place to prevent a similar incident from unfolding.

However, it turns out that wasn’t the case.

Aaron Judge’s quest for his 62nd home run is obviously of slightly less importance than the threat of thermonuclear annihilation, but there are still plenty of people out there who are relying on their phones to keep up with the Yankees slugger’s quest to surpass Roger Maris and earn sole possession of the American League single-season home run record.

As a result, it’s easy to understand why many fans who have the CBS Sports app installed are less than thrilled with the apparent technical error that led to a premature announcement about Judge making history on Tuesday afternoon.

CBS Sports angered plenty of baseball fans who got a push notification that falsely claimed Aaron Judge had hit his 62nd home run of the season

Judge headed into Tuesday with three games left to break the record, and the Yankees officially kicked off their final series of the regular season with a doubleheader against the Rangers in Arlington in the afternoon.

While he hasn’t gone deep as of this writing, plenty of people were led to believe that was the case courtesy of the push notifications that were sent out shortly after the contest got underway (the CBS Sports app also falsely reported Judge homered in the first and second innings, although Oswaldo Cabrera and Oswald Peraza were each responsible for those solo shots). 

As you can expect, people weren’t thrilled with being duped into thinking they’d missed (or had the chance to retroactively witness) history.

Here’s to hoping CBS Sports will have the chance to send the actual notification at some point in the next couple of days.

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Connor Toole is the Deputy Editor at BroBible. He is a New England native who went to Boston College and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. Frequently described as "freakishly tall," he once used his 6'10" frame to sneak in the NBA Draft and convince people he was a member of the Utah Jazz.