Aaron Judge an all-time great season for the New York Yankees in 2022. The gargantuan right field hit .311 with an American League record 62 home runs and 131 RBIs to go along with 133 runs scored.
His pursuit of Roger Maris’ AL home run record captivated the sports world and angered college football fans. It appeared briefly the storybook season will be Judge’s last in pinstripes.
New York Post baseball columnist Jon Heyman reported that Judge had signed for the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday evening, setting the sports world ablaze.
first-ballot Hall of Fame tweet just dropped pic.twitter.com/G8MVkhr89Y
— Céspedes Family BBQ (@CespedesBBQ) December 6, 2022
he deleted it but the internet will not forget arson judge pic.twitter.com/jG96W0CFvk
— Brian Floyd (@BrianMFloyd) December 6, 2022
There’s only one problem. It appears that Heyman may have made the call a little bit too early.
Giants say they have not heard on Aaron Judge, My apologies for jumping the gun.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 6, 2022
Larry Baer, Giants CEO, on Aaron Judge two seconds ago: “Nothing to report.”
— Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) December 6, 2022
Just about everybody’s who’s anybody in the baseball world is currently in San Diego for the annual Major League Baseball winter meetings. So it’s likely that Heyman had good reason to believe that Judge had agreed to a deal. But it will instead go down as an all-time botched call, especially if the AL MVP opts to stay in New York.
Twitter showed no mercy for Heyman after the mistake.
Jon Heyman reporting Aaron Judge to Giants pic.twitter.com/lMVlO9J1g3
— Starting 9 (@Starting9) December 6, 2022
I mean Jon Heyman has to go to jail now
— Eric Hubbs (@BarstoolHubbs) December 6, 2022
Jon Heyman needs to be put in prison. My heart can’t handle this
— Tommy Smokes (@TomScibelli) December 6, 2022
BREAKING NEWS: Reporter Jon Heyman has been charged with attempted murder of about 2 million Yankees fans for attempting to cause them to have heart attacks by Tweeting that Aaron Judge is going to San Francisco.
— Design MLB (@DesignMLB) December 6, 2022
Though it appears the hilarious typo may have allowed him to salvage just a shred of his reputation.
Jon Heyman for some reason pic.twitter.com/cPcxQUrxw0
— Marisa Ingemi (@Marisa_Ingemi) December 6, 2022
People would be going harder on Jon Heyman for the botched Aaron Judge news if he didn't give us the best sports typo in some time in Arson Judge
— Mary Clarke (@marycclarke) December 6, 2022
Remember, kids, it’s better to be right than to be first.