In May, NY Giants No. 5 overall pick Kayvon Thibodeaux stole the show briefly in the Bronx, as he made his way to Yankee Stadium to throw out the first pitch for a Yankees game. The people inside of the park loved what they had to see from the first-round selection, and it turns out so did Yankees’ slugger Aaron Judge.
Thibodeaux took to his Instagram story to share with his fans a photo of that same first-pitch ball, which Judge was kind enough to sign for him. Judge wrote ‘To Kayvon all the best’ which made things even better for Giants and Yankees supporters.
Aaron Judge signing a ball for Kayvon Thibodeaux is great to see
Judge is not only one of the biggest names in New York, but he’s arguably the face of Major League Baseball right now. He and Mike Trout are at the top, while Juan Soto is also up there. With that said, Judge is the king of New York and the Bronx roars in celebration whenever he smashes one of his massive homers.
Despite he and the Yankees not being on the same page in terms of a long-term extension, no one wants to see him leave NY and enter free agency. It will be on the Yankees front office to try and get something done. Let’s be real here, though, Judge (knock on wood) won’t be going anywhere, as the city would riot if the Yankees let him suit up for a different club.
With that, he’s of course going to be keeping a close eye on the Giants and their young talent. The long list of young studs obviously includes Thibodeaux. The OLB is looked at as the future of this Giants defense, with team legends also hyping him up left and right. This includes all-time great Michael Strahan, who has even taken Thibodeaux under his wing and given him plenty of advice.
Thibodeaux and fellow first-round pick Evan Neal have already won over countless G-Men supporters and now it will be on them to gain even more followers with some stupendous play in 2022. Judge is going to be busy trying to win the World Series with the Yankees, but once the offseason arrives for him, maybe Thibodeaux will invite him to MetLife Stadium to watch him record a sack or two. Judge would of course be welcome to East Rutherford with open arms.