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Aaron Judge and Didi Gregorius brought baseball back with two incredible home runs

All of those relaxing time lapse videos would have you believe that spring starts slowly, with flowers gently emerging from the earth. But that's simply not true. Spring is supposed to start with a bang, by which we mean a home run.

During Friday's Phillies-Yankees Spring Training game, Didi Gregorius hit one out in the first inning:


That's one crack in the winter ice. Are you ready for the blast that broke it open? Then watch Aaron Judge's off-the-scoreboard dinger in the fifth inning (it's just so Aaron Judge):


Spring is here. Forget the flowers, home runs are more beautiful by far.