Thor To Receive Baseball’s Highest Honor: A Noah Syndergaard Bobblehead

Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard will finally become Thor.

New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard showed up to spring training only by accident. Given his workout regime, you could assume the gargantuan righthander, equipped a thunderous fastball and a mighty hammer of a curveball, thought he deserved another audition for the role of Thor in the upcoming third film of the Marvel Studios franchise.

Chris Hemsworth will keep his day job, and us Mets fans will be glad to see the ace nicknamed “Thor” take the mound on opening day, but when was the last time, before Barry Bonds and the steroid era, you saw a player show up to spring training looking like a real superhero? Syndergaard added an extra 17 pounds to his 6’6, 240 pound frame this offseason, fully embodying his super nickname.

With only a few weeks to go before the season, Marvel and the Mets announced that Thor and Syndergaard will finally be one. The Mets will give fans attending the game on July 22nd a Noah Syndergaard/Thor Bobblehead in collaboration with Marvel. Great timing, too. Comics fans already have that date circled on the calendar as it falls right in the heart of San Diego Comic-Con.

The Mets released a mockup of the promotional item:

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Syndergaard, who has plenty of fun with the nickname on social media and in the real world, will unfortunately miss the chance to walk around SDCC dressed as Thor. The Mets visit San Diego the day after the cosplayers leave town.

With Syndergaard ascending to the pinnacle of his sport with his superhuman-like ability, and fans frequently attending his games dressed in Thor garb, don’t be surprised if Marvel and the Mets ace team up again in the future.