In a few weeks, pitchers and catchers report for Spring Training; the crack of the bat serving as a better signal of Spring than a grumpy groundhog. Mr. Met, the longtime mascot of the New York Mets, may want to watch his giant baseball-shaped head this year, as his friendly Twitter war has taken a dark turn.
Noah Syndergaard, the Mets’ towering ace pitcher is apparently excited for the return of “The Walking Dead.” As he prepares for his return to the mound, he made sure to let Mr. Met know what happens to those who get out of hand. On his Twitter account, he posted a picture of a bat that may be illegal for Major League Baseball, but is perfect for smashing trash-talking mascots.
— Noah Syndergaard (@Noahsyndergaard) February 1, 2017
Throughout this winter, Noah Syndergaard, known for his long, flowing hair as much as his four-seam fastball, has gone back and forth with Mr. Met on social media. While it had been fairly tame and gentle jabs, Snydergaard upped the ante by showing off a bat that could really knock the cover off a ball, especially if the ball is is your noggin. It seemed especially harsh compared to Mr. Met’s latest sick burn.
— Mr. Met (@MrMet) January 25, 2017
Seems like everyone has their own version of Lucille these days, but Syndergaard wears his fandom on his sleeves… and gloves. Each of his baseball gloves is named after a fictional characters, even having that name stitched into the leather. Some his past gloves include “Drago” (“Rocky IV”), “Heisenberg” (“Breaking Bad”) and “Rick Grimes” (“The Walking Dead”).
One of the most obvious names for his gloves was “Thor.” Syndergaard is a weight-lifting enthusiast, and when combined with his height, muscles and fantastic follicles you get a startling resemblance to the God Of Thunder; a nickname he has often referred to and seems to enjoy.
As of now, Mr. Met has not posted a comeback on his Twitter account. Given their back and forth, it would seem likely a response will be coming soon. While everyone is anxious to see what awaits Rick and his crew, it’s fairly safe to assume this confirmation will have a less violent outcome than the television show.
Airing Sundays at 9 pm ET/PT on AMC, “The Walking Dead” stars Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes, Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes, Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon, Melissa McBride as Carol Peleteir, Lauren Cohan as Maggie Green, Danai Gurira as Michonne and more.
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