Steven graduated Cum Laude from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communications, focusing on film studies, journalism and theatre arts. Dubbed a "prolific" writer by Hollywood icon Kenneth Johnson (The Incredible Hulk, V, The Bionic Woman, Alien Nation), Steven has been honored by the Arkansas College Media Association for his story writing prowess. He has also received recognition for his dramatic writing from the Eerie, Shriekfest and Screamfest horror film festivals. Publications include: Carroll County News, Saline Courier, Forum, Echo and Moroch.
Judge Aaron by his off-season workouts, aspirations
Posted Thursday, February 25, 2021, at 2:00 PM
Photo credit: New York Post
TAMPA, Fla. — All rise! Court is in session, the honorable Aaron Judge presiding.
Position players have joined pitchers and catchers at spring training, and to no surprise outfielder Aaron Judge showed up in shape for 2021. His goal, and the team's, is to win the World Series. 11 seasons have passed since the New York Yankees defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 4-2 in the 2009 Fall Classic. Players, coaches, management, staff and fans clamor for a return to glory.
During last year's corona-shortened season, the Bronx Bombers finished with a disappointing record of 33-27. Meanwhile, the Tampa Bay Rays (40-20) clinched the A.L. East by seven games against second-place New York.
Judge expects more than the mediocrity of Yankees' recent postseason appearances, and dedicated himself in the off-season to improving his physical attributes and on-the-field skills. In addition to utilizing weights, medicine balls and running baseball-specific drills, Judge practiced yoga.
"I do a little bit of yoga every off-season," Judge said at yesterday's press conference. "You gotta stay in shape. It's a long season."
In 2020, the Yankees missed out on the ALCS after being defeated 3-2 by the Rays. Meanwhile, Tampa Bay advanced to the World Series, but they lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers (43-17) in six games.
"Getting kicked out in the division series is not what our goal is, or what we intended," Judge spoke about last season's ALDS loss to Tampa Bay. "Our ultimate goal is to win a World Series, and bring the championship back to the Bronx."
In 28 appearances last season, Judge tallied 26 hits, 22 RBIs and nine homeruns. Aaron's batting average was .257 which was his lowest BA since his first, full season with the Yanks in 2017. But this former Baby Bomber is back, better than ever and ready to restore Yankee honor.