Yankees: Gerrit Cole and Aaron Judge Facing off at Yankee Stadium is Must-See

The New York Yankees are back in the Bronx for Spring Training 2.0 and it’s glorious.

We saw Yankees players arriving at The Stadium on Wednesday, and we weren’t lying when we said there’d be pictures and videos to soon follow. The Yankees Twitter account is an absolute gold mine at the moment.

Gerrit Cole is throwing off the mound. Aaron Judge is participating in baseball activities. And … Cole and Judge are going toe-to-toe in live batting practice! This is what fans have been waiting for ever since the first Spring Training got canceled.

Now, assuming we can get through the summer without any coronavirus concerns, the content should continue to floor us.

Mother of God. He can’t be touched! This snapshot is perhaps even better.

Yankees fans caught a glimpse of Judge taking batting practice in what was seemingly a surprise, and now he’s already stepping in the box for some all-out matchups. This has to be the best news for fans at this point in the offseason since it was barely a week ago we hadn’t heard anything on Judge’s status in terms of swinging a bat.

He’s shagging some fly balls too, getting ready to fine-tune his top-notch defense come Opening Day in three weeks.

Let’s squeeze one more pic of Cole in here too. Couldn’t hurt.

According to general manager Brian Cashman, no Yankee has opted out of the 2020 season, which will feature 60 games and an expanded playoffs. The chase for No. 28 is real and it’s evident the entire roster is ready to avenge their last three playoff losses at the hands of the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox.

On top of that, injured players are on the mend (Stanton and Hicks, too) and pitchers will be as fresh as ever with a shortened slate to work with. And guess what? We could see some fans in the stands this year…