Despite a frustratingly weak free agent class, there has actually been a lot going on this offseason. The World Baseball Classic alone has provided tons of distractions.
But among the noise, there’s been something hilarious going on in the background: An online fight between Mets’ pitcher Noah Syndergaard and Mets’ mascot, Mr. Met (a very inspired name, I know).
It goes back much further than this, but one of my favorite interactions happened back in January, when Mr. Met chose the flow of Syndergaard’s rotation mate, Jacob deGrom, over Thor, himself:
— Mr. Met (@MrMet) January 24, 2017
Of course, Syndergaard couldn’t let that talking baseball head get away with that, so he had to respond:
— Noah Syndergaard (@Noahsyndergaard) January 24, 2017
But things didn’t stop there. No, they got personal. Way more personal:
— Noah Syndergaard (@Noahsyndergaard) February 5, 2017
Yup. Syndergaard began meddling in Mr. Met’s relationship. In fact, rumors about Syndergaard’s relationship with Mrs. Met are downright disturbing:
— CityCynic📎Anthony (@CityCynic) February 17, 2017
And more fans are jumping on board too – revealing, piece by piece, the nefarious plans of Syndergaard:
— GusTheMetsFan (@GusTheDonutMan) February 13, 2017
When asked if Syndergaard was torturing Mr. Met inside that box, he simply, but terrifyingly responded with, “Accurate,” like some sort of psychopath!
But don’t feel too bad for Mr. Met, he sticks up for himself (or, at least, he tries):
— Mr. Met (@MrMet) March 21, 2017
First he bets that his bobblehead will be auctioned off for more money than Syndergaard’s – MLB’s WAR leader among pitchers last season – but then he overstepped.
Don’t poke the lion, twice, my friend:
I held a press conference about my 4 ft bobblehead that’s being auctioned off!
— Mr. Met (@MrMet) March 22, 2017
So Syndergaard, obviously, was forced to respond:
Press conference by a non-talking Baseball? Really? 🙄Also 1 bid is from me, plan on using for my dog's pee spothttps://t.co/J62WVbnxmg
— Noah Syndergaard (@Noahsyndergaard) March 22, 2017
Ouch. A dog’s pee spot? That’s pretty savage.
And just to solidify his authority, Syndergaard even began selling his movie script to Hollywood, which features Mr. Met as 4 foot tall “monster” terrorizing New York:
Film Plot: Evil 4 ft Mr. Met bobblehead terrorizes NYC, 4 Ft Syndergaard Gnome saves NY Die Hard style. Hollywood Gohttps://t.co/m5Svs8z3H5
— Noah Syndergaard (@Noahsyndergaard) March 21, 2017
And I, uh, would definitely see that without batting an eye. And if you head over to Syndergaard’s Twitter account, you’ll see even more.
This feud is far from over, but so far, who do you think is coming out on top here: Mr. Met or Noah Syndergaard?
Try not to let the fact that one is a 6’6″ 250 lbs behemoth and the other is probably a teenager in a costume persuade you, either.
Featured Photo Credit: Anthony Cantiello (@CityCynic on Twitter)