See For Yourself: Was Aaron Judge cheating against the Blue Jays?

New York Yankees v Toronto Blue Jays
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Not many things went right for the Toronto Blue Jays in Monday night's game against the New York Yankees. The Bronx Bombers came into town and rather easily knocked around Alek Manoah, gaining a lead that they did not give back up.

There were many storylines in this matchup of arch rivals, but perhaps none bigger than the potential incident in the top of the 8th inning when it sure did seem like Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge had his eyes on something seconds before a Jay Jackson pitch that he took deep for a massive home run.

We are not going to directly come out and say anything, but watch this video for yourself. What do you see?

Even Buck Martinez and Dan Shulman in the Blue Jays' broadcast booth took the time to point this out and begin the speculating.

Shulman said: so you and I looked at each other at the same moment right when we saw it. What is that? Where is he looking? He did that more than once and it sure is unusual. You don't want to go throwing allegations around but...

Mere seconds later, Judge took Jackson deep, hitting his second home run of the evening and 10th of the season. Again, we are not here to directly call someone out for something like this, but man it sure does look suspicious.

Elsewhere in the game, it took the Blue Jays a while to get going on offense tonight, and unfortunately an eighth inning rally was for naught. It took the fellas multiple times through the order to finally break through and catch on to Jhony Brito on the mound, as each of Whit Merrifield, George Springer, Bo Bichette and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. drove in runs off of Brito and relief pitcher Ian Hamilton.

Judge's first home run of the day was given up by Manoah, who started the contest. The right-hander continued to struggle mightily, this time allowing five runs on six hits with seven walks in just four innings of work. This is yet another poor start by the player the Blue Jays were so heavily relying on to be their staff ace in 2023.