Not since the "covfefe" saga has the Internet erupted like it did on Monday when Noah Sydergaard aka Thor aka The Golden God (shout out Dennis Reynolds) aka Bae held an interview shirtless.
We could sit here and talk about the fact that reigning AL MVP Jose Altuve said if Noah pitched him like that 100 times, he'd strike him out 100 times. Sure. We can talk about all of that. But come on. That's not news. We all knew that would be the case the second he updated his relationship status to "baseball."
Here's Noah Syndergaard freezing the reigning American League MVP on what appeared to be a 92-mph slider. Check out Jose Altuve's reaction. pic.twitter.com/OitnssBhfm— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) February 26, 2018
The real story to come out of all of this is that I think we just got our 2015 back.
Think back to the last time the Mets had some swagger. Wilmer Flores pulling on his jersey, Daniel Murphy fist pumping, the rotation whiffing everyone. And what did that do? Oh, nothing major, just a led us to a little something called a PENNANT WIN.
When Noah stepped out into that Florida sun, blonde hair in a sexy, low bun, pecs out...the magic just started flowing. Was that magic in my pants? Sure was. Was it in yours, too? Sure was. And if it was in mine and it was in yours, imagine what it felt like to the rest of that clubhouse.
That's the kind of blood flow that leads to home runs. That's the kind of blood flow that leads to strike outs. That's the kind of blood flow that leads to World Series championships.
So thank you, Noah, for lighting the 2018 spark aflame.
If you're hitting the final home game on Thursday at Citi Field, swing by the Marina Lot to see some friends, maybe meet some new ones, and responsibly wash down your sorrows before heading inside.