On Friday night, Yankees slugger Aaron Judge offered some praise to Pete Alonso on tying his record. In fact, Judge said that if the two were to go out to dinner to celebrate their rookie accomplishments, that he would pick up the bill himself.
"That would be cool," Judge said. "I'll get this one, he can get the next one."
After Alonso broke the record on Saturday, he was asked if he'd thought about taking Judge up on that offer.
"He's paying for it? Oh dang," Alonso said. "I mean, is he paying for it and picking where we're eating or am I picking? I'll talk to him, but if he's picking the place it's probably McDonald's or something because I eat a lot, but if I get to pick and it's on him, then it may be like Peter Luger's or something.
"I'll take him to McDonalds and he can take me to Peter Luger's."
All kidding aside, Judge expressed his admiration on Friday night, saying that there was "No better person to share it with."
"I'm happy for him, man -- I got a chance to meet him this year and talk with him a little bit, and no better individual to represent not only the Mets, but the city of New York," Judge said of Alonso on Friday. "He's going to do a lot of special things over his long career. So I'm excited for him, man. It's just the beginning for him and the first of many records he's going to break."