New York Mets fans already know that the God of Thunder pitches for their team; the golden-haired player, born as Noah Syndergaard but commonly called Thor, has embraced his nickname. Where other players enter the field to classic rock or hip-hop, Syndergaard proudly walks on to the soaring strings of the Game of Thrones theme music. And this season, the team has teamed with Marvel to create a special gift for Syndergaard fans.
Every once in a while I have an opportunity to do something that's off the beaten path like mixing two of my favorite things in this world, New York @Mets baseball and comics. I had almost as much fun drawing the Mighty @Noahsyndergaard as I do watching him pitch! pic.twitter.com/8PfXRDN9G2— JoeQuesada (@JoeQuesada) March 21, 2018
Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada started his career as an artist, but before that he was a Mets fan. Now, his two loves collide on a special shirt of the pitcher proudly flying off of the mound at Citi Field. The shirt is cool, but the comic book implications are nothing short of staggering. This means that Syndergaard is worthy of wielding Mjolnir, joining a very, very short list of superheroes.
The shirt will be given away free to all fans in attendance at the July 6 game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Free Shirt Friday is a Mets tradition, but having the shirt drawn by a famous Marvel Comics artist is a first.
Syndergaard has been with the Mets since 2012, and an All-Star since 2016. In 2017, he was the team's opening day starting pitcher, and has been one of the core members of the team for the last few seasons.
This isn't the only time Syndergaard has crossed over with the world of fantasy. He was threatened by his own team mascot wielding Lucille from The Walking Dead, and he even got a chance to cameo on an episode of Game of Thrones. Quesada's Thor design was used for a bobblehead last year, though he didn't get a chance to wield the Asgadian god's hammer until now.
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