The New York Mets’ Noah Syndergaard has a few things going for him. First, his 100-mph fastball has him easily amongst the top-10 pitchers in Major League Baseball. Second, he has the coolest nickname in the game: ‘Thor.’
Take one look at his 6’6″, 240 lb. frame, combined with those long, blond locks and you’ll understand how he earned the name. His powerful and mystical persona has the feel of a character straight out of the HBO series, Game of Thrones…which is exactly why it has been announced that he will be making a cameo appearance on that exact show.
Syndergaard, who is a big fan of GoT, confirmed the rumors with this tweet:
As you may have heard, I plan on suiting up with Team Wildling this year for the Westeros Baseball Classic. They have a great Manager pic.twitter.com/T8NmEZ3cF9
— Noah Syndergaard (@Noahsyndergaard) March 3, 2017
Syndergaard told MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo the following:
“They just know I’m a fan and they invited me to do that. I couldn’t say no.”
Apparently the cameo is part of a bigger, league-wide partnership with GoT. Just a few days ago it was announced that many teams will be hosting GoT theme nights.
— Game Of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) March 1, 2017
As for Syndergaard, this won’t be his first appearance on the silver screen. In 2016, the Mets’ ace was featured on Kevin James’ sitcom, Kevin Can Wait. Syndergaard played — you guessed it — Thor.
Making Syndergaard’s masculine persona even more awesome is the transformation he’s made since his childhood years.
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) February 9, 2017
After losing the National League Wild Card game in 2016, Thor and the Mets hope this season is more like 2015 when they reached the World Series. With a Game of Thrones character on their team, it looks like they’ve got a decent shot.