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Oh, it's just Aaron Judge casually playing catch with a fan before a game

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You never know what will happen if you show up to a baseball game early. Maybe you'll beat the rush for toasted grasshoppers, but maybe you'll be lucky enough to play catch with your favorite player.

Think the second half of that sentence seems way more unlikely than the first? Well, think again. All over the country, fortunate fans have been tossing the ball back and forth with big-leaguers. You might expect it to happen at Spring Training, but the Mets' Jerry Blevins and the Indians' Shawn Armstrong both like to warm up with fans before regular-season games.

Aaron Judge is the latest player to join the trend, playing catch with a fan before Wednesday's game against the Rays:

Wait … maybe Judge ­started the trend.

Yes, that tweet is from 2016, which means Judge is truly a trendsetter. 

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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