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Yankees Social Media Spotlight: Farewell, Higgy

Kyle Higashioka bids thank you and farewell to the Yankee organization and fans.

MLB: SEP 22 Diamondbacks at Yankees Photo by Brandon Sloter/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

It’s Sunday once again, and you know what that means — it’s time for our weekly social media roundup! As the days get shorter, the nights get longer, and the 2023 Yankees season shrinks further into the rearview mirror, but still we stand guard, following our favorite Yankees heroes — on social media, that is. Let’s get started!

Fare thee well, Higgy

If you noticed, last week’s initial social media roundup did not include a post from Kyle Higashioka after his inclusion in the Juan Soto deal. That was because, due to the sheer amount of time — 16 seasons! — Higgy spent in the Yankees organization, he took his time to write a deep, heartfelt post.

You may have primarily been a backup catcher in pinstripes, Higgy, but you always found yourself on the biggest stage. And as the catcher behind the plate for the first Yankees no-hitter that many of us remember, and then the first Yankees perfect game that many of us remember, you will always have a special place in our hearts. Best of luck in San Diego!

In Attendance at...

Ah, December. Basketball, football, and hockey are all in full swing, and with spring training still two months away, it is the perfect opportunity for a professional baseball player to go be a fan. This past week, we saw new Yankees outfielder Juan Soto attend the Dolphins/Titans game with both his brother and Reds infielder Elly De La Cruz. Additionally, everybody’s favorite pinstriped bromance — Aaron Judge and Anthony Rizzo — caught a pair of Rangers games at the Garden.

Soto Jerseys

Speaking of Juan Soto, he has officially been assigned No. 22, and a former Yankees pitcher took notice...

Baseball on an Aircraft Carrier?

Last week, Yankees catcher Jose Trevino held an event back in Texas, Trevi’s Homecoming. Youth sports teams, the Savannah Bananas, and multiple professional baseball players were in attendance, and festivities included a home run derby on an aircraft carrier.

Birthday Dog

Once upon a time, when the Trenton Thunder were the Yankees’ Double-A affiliate, the Yankees family contained the royal family of baseball, the Trenton Thunder batdogs. Well, in my book, once a Yankee, always a Yankee, and so we send our birthday wishes to the veteran batdog Rookie, who turned 10 years old this week.