What are the chances?
When Aaron Judge tied Roger Maris on his 61st home run in September, Fox Sports reporter Sarah Walsh tweeted that her husband and Blue Jays coach Matt Buschmann caught the ball as it touched down in the Toronto bullpen.
On Tuesday, Judge broke the tie and set an AL single-season home run record with a 62nd against the Texas Rangers. Bree Amaranthus then tweeted about her husband.
The guy in the video is called Corey Youmans. He sat down in section 31, row 1, seat 3 at Globe Life Field in Texas and was the lucky fan to receive the ball, which is expected to fetch over $1 million in the memorabilia market.
Amaranthus? You guessed. She is a sports reporter. Amaranthus covers Dallas Sports for Sports Illustrated. She was also a member Season 22 of The Bachelor. She didn’t get very far, but now appears to be happily married to Youmans.
She was certainly excited for him on Tuesday when she showed off the historic ball on Instagram.
As for the fate of the ball? This was not immediately clear on Tuesday. Youmans was undecided what to do with him when reporters asked him about his plans.
“That’s a good question,” Youmans said. “I did not think about that”.
The No. 61 home run did not go to Bushmann and Walsh. Bushmann brought him back to the Yankee bullpen, where he returned to Judge. The referee gave this ball to his mother.
Youmans doesn’t work for a Major League Baseball team, so he may not be too keen on parting with his seven-figure prize.