Hammer of Thor: Noah Syndergaard Mocks President’s ‘Person of the Year’ Claim on Twitter

The Associated Press
The Associated Press

Thor hammered the president, softly.

New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard took to Twitter to poke the president.

“Sports Illustrated called and said I was probably going to be Sportsman of the Year,” the righty wrote, “but it was going to take a long photo shoot and interview. I’m not proud of my recent perm and have a[n] interpretive dance class at the interview time so I turned it down! No Thanks SI!!”

The tweet mirrors one sent out last week by Donald Trump, who claimed he turned down the chance for a rare repeat of Time‘s “Person of the Year.”

Syndergaard perhaps poked fun at himself as much as the president. The righty went 1-2 with a 2.97 earned-run average (ERA) after injuries cut short his 2017 campaign. The disappointing year followed two solid seasons in which he went a combined 23-16 with a sub-three ERA while striking out 384 batters. After winning an All-Star nod in 2016, Syndergaard spent most of 2017 on the disabled list, returning in September after missing May, June, July, and August.


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