Apple TV+ is being hounded by the New York Attorney General, who wants all New Yorkers to see tonight's Yankees game

Apple TV+ is being hounded by the New York Attorney General, who wants all New Yorkers to see tonigh ...

Letitia James, the New York Yankees' attorney general, filed a $250 million civil lawsuit against the Trump Organization on September 21. She concluded the week on another controversial topic, one that is no longer relevant to the United States: She is calling on Apple TV+ to make the September 23 game available for all New Yorkers to watch without paying. Specifically, on local Yankees-focused cable channel YES.

Aaron Judge, the star Yankees slugger and outfielder, may hit his 61st home run of the season, tying him with Roger Maris' record of the 1961 MLB season, which had been established by Babe Ruth in 1927.

Mark McGwire of the St. Louis Cardinals set a new high in 1998 with 70 home runs, while Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants set a new high in 2001 with 73. Both players used performance-enhancing drugs, but their performances are not officially broken.

With the game on September 23, the 150th of the season, and New Yorkers may only watch it with an Apple TV+ subscription, prompting James in Albany to issue an official response:

Aaron Judge electrifies Yankees fans, and anyone who loves baseball. To deny millions of New Yorkers, and fans around the country, the chance to see this exciting home run chase, and potentially historic game, is wrong and unfair. That's why I am calling on Apple and the MLB to come to an agreement on a fair and equitable way to allow fans to watch what we all hope will be history made today.

Mariss' 61st home run in 1961 occurred in the final game of the season, Game 162. Baseball nitpickers thought it wasnt as valid as Ruths 60 home runs, because he set that record in what was in 1927 still a 154-game season. Eventually, Maris' achievement appeared with an asterisk in official MLB records.

Judge, 30, has only signed a one-year deal with the Yankees for the current season. He is expected to sign with another league, the Dodgers, the Giants, or the Cubs, next season. So this may well be Yankees fans' last chance to see such an accomplishment for some time.

The merit of Letitia James's assertion in the New York Attorney General's office is another topic. She is running for re-election in November, and this is certainly some red meat for the Pinstripe Alley constituency.