Marvel’s latest super-mega-crossover will occur not in the pages of its comic books, but on the baseball field. Fans of the Major League Baseball team the New York Mets are familiar with the fact that pitcher Noah Syndergaard bears a striking resemblance to the classic depiction of Marvel’s Norse god of thunder. Syndergaard has adopted Thor as a nickname, and even has it stitched onto his glove (see below).
The comparisons rose to prominence after Syndergaard posted a photo of himself dressed as Thor while working out in 2013:
It's Halloween! You know what that means? Max out on squats! pic.twitter.com/OUORUntwaZ
— Noah Syndergaard (@Noahsyndergaard) October 31, 2013
Syndergaard stoked the Thor fires even more with his costume for Halloween last year:
And now, it looks like Marvel is making things official, as they’ve teamed up with the Mets to produce a Noah Syndergaard as Thor bobblehead promotional item, which will be given away to the first 15,000 fans attending the Saturday, July 22 game against the Oakland Athletics. You can see concept art for the bobblehead below:
— New York Mets (@Mets) March 13, 2017
If you want to get your hands on one of these, you can order tickets for the game here, but we hear the crowds can be a little rough, so make sure to show up early and bring your war hammer.