The Internet is forever, or so the saying goes. The New York Post’s Jon Heyman probably wishes that weren’t the case, after he made a hilarious typo in a tweet about Aaron Judge Tuesday afternoon.
Heyman rushed it a bit too much, tweeting “Arson Judge appears headed to the Giants.”
Welcome to the Sports Twitter meme pantheon, Arson Judge. pic.twitter.com/aQNzg5GgVG
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) December 6, 2022
Yes, Judge set baseball on fire last season with huge stats, but he prefers to go by Aaron.
Heyman quickly deleted the tweet, but it was too late.
Giants say they have not heard on Aaron Judge, My apologies for jumping the gun.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 6, 2022
Heyman took plenty of heat for the error as fans roasted him. Nothing too incendiary — everyone just wanted to have some fun. Even the respected Baseball Reference website got in on the act, tweeting out the slugger’s stats page with the name, “Arson Judge.”
Arson Judge 🔥 pic.twitter.com/KMh9Wcf2oS
— Baseball Reference (@baseball_ref) December 6, 2022
Other MLB fans quickly checked in.
“First ballot Hall of Fame tweet,” Ryan Gaydos tweeted.
“Judge truly plans to burn it all down this offseason,” tweeted Jake Ciely.
First ballot Hall of Fame tweet https://t.co/ezJt0CW0jR
— Ryan Gaydos (@Gaydos_) December 6, 2022
Judge truly plans to burn it all down this offseason https://t.co/Eud18t5hDR
— Jake Ciely (@allinkid) December 6, 2022
San Francisco fans need to show up in Fire Marshall Hats and Judges' Robes now.
— Ho-Ho-Hoover Street Rag (@hooverstreet) December 6, 2022
— Rex Ratio (Official) (@vermontaigne) December 6, 2022
The only Arson Judge I recognize pic.twitter.com/q00Q6oi5rN
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) December 6, 2022
As it turns out, reports of Judge’s impending signing with the Giants were quickly extinguished. Giants CEO Larry Baer told the Washington Post, “Nothing to report” on Judge.
Larry Baer, Giants CEO, on Aaron Judge two seconds ago: “Nothing to report.”
— Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) December 6, 2022
Whatever Judge ultimately decides, baseball fans will always have the “Arson Judge” tweet burned in their memories.