What Current Yankee Would Be the Best to Quarantine With?
Across the nation, many Americans are still practicing social distancing daily by staying at home and limiting trips to grocery stores and elsewhere. But what if there was an option of being able to quarantine with a current Yankee?
From the rookies to the older veterans, the Yankees have a ball club that is full of many different and unique personalities. Who would be the best out of all those players to quarantine with for an extended period?
The first obvious answer is Aaron Judge. He is slated to be the next captain and always has a smile on his face. While Judge would be a fantastic roommate to have, there is one name that comes to mind that may be even better to room with.
His name is Tommy Kahnle.
Kahnle has a very interesting personality, to say the least, even though it may not be seen all the time. He represented the Yankees in the MLB The Show 20 Players League, where he was knocked out by Astros’ pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. Many fans were able to see more of Kahnle, who has not been deep in the spotlight in the Bronx, mainly due to his role in the bullpen that does not relate to a closer position. It is good to know that if I want to play a few games on MLB The Show, Tommy would definitely be interested in playing.
But behind closed doors, he seems to be a big hit in the Yankee clubhouse and is beginning to have an increased fan following amongst Yankee fans and other baseball fans in general. He seems to be a very outgoing character, which fits me perfectly.
Kahnle grew up around Albany and comes from a family of Yankee fans, although I was not able to find any confirmation of him growing up a Yankee fan. I think it would be very interesting to learn about his upbringing and how he got into baseball. He was originally drafted by the Yankees and spent nearly four years playing for the Rockies and White Sox before returning to the Bronx in 2017.
Overall, I believe that I would be able to experience a connection with Kahnle that I may not be able to experience with other Yankees. Not to say that they would be boring to quarantine with, but Tommy would bring an experience that no one else would be able to bring.