Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard is the MLB King of Social Media
By Tim Boyle
New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard continues to solidify his spot at the MLB King of Social Media.
As if throwing flames from the mound wasn’t great enough to watch, New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard is becoming the King of Social Media. Baseball players aren’t always the best at navigating through social media, but Syndergaard is different.
On Sunday, Syndergaard gave us a reminder of how great he is. On Instagram and on Twitter, Syndergaard subtle about how ready he is to get this season started.
Syndergaard’s Instagram post was in reference to Bryce Harper accidentally telling the Philadelphia media he was ready to bring a championship back to D.C. In case you missed it, the Philadelphia media is now his hometown coverage.
One of the beautiful things about Syndergaard is how aware he is of what’s going on in the world. As his comments on Instagram took off, he shared his tweet about the boiling rivalry in the NL East.
Syndergaard has been the low-key MLB champion of Twitter, Instagram, and probably Friendster, too. When it seemed as if everything published about the Mets involved trade scenarios centered on him, Thor questioned why SNY was trying to trade him. His tongue-in-cheek jab at the reporters went over well with the fans and further solidified his seat on the Iron Throne of MLB.
There are plenty of directions Syndergaard can take his social media prowess this year. Hopefully, he continues to ignite a rivalry between the Mets and Philadelphia Phillies while also stirring the pot online with anyone on the Atlanta Braves or Washington Nationals who dare test him.
Heck, Thor should welcome Internet troll fights with anyone in baseball. Imagine a keyboard battle between him and Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer. Perhaps the only athlete in the sport with the social media savviness and savageness as Syndergaard, Bauer would be a formidable foe.
In general, the Mets are made up of guys who stay away from trash-talking. It’s an identity they’ve had for several years. It’s rare someone behaves differently.
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Syndergaard is one of the most identifiable men in the sport and possibly a future face of the game. Right now, he’ll have to settle with owning social media.