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Is it true that New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard was a guest star on HBO’s Game of Thrones?

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 12 months ago
Yes, the 25-year-old Noah Syndergaard appeared as a soldier in the Lannister army on Game of Thrones’ season 7, episode 4, “The Spoils of War.”   In his brief cameo, the 6’6” New York Mets pitcher — who is nicknamed “Thor” in real life, due to his long blonde hair — used his million-dollar right arm to throw a spear in an on-screen...

5 National League Storylines to Watch During Spring Training

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 2 years 7 months ago
Baseball is back. All 30 MLB teams are fully entrenched in spring training in Florida and Arizona, and members of every organization are representing their home countries in the World Baseball Classic all over the globe. With only a few weeks left until Opening Day, the 2017 season is beginning to take shape. As we count down the days, we take a look at five National League storylines to watch...

New York Mets: 2017 Preview, Predictions & Schedule

By Athlon Sports, 2 years 7 months ago
The Mets, who have enjoyed back-to-back winning seasons for the first time in almost a decade, are now knee-deep into their World Series-chasing phase. This offseason, instead of waiting and hoping that Yoenis Cespedes would come back, general manager Sandy Alderson struck early and signed possibly the best free agent on the market and gave him a rich contract and a no-trade clause.  The...

NL Wild Card Game Preview and Prediction: San Francisco Giants vs. New York Mets

By Jake Rose, 3 years 2 weeks ago
The bright lights of New York City tend to be the most glaring when one of the Big Apple’s two baseball teams is in the postseason. Since the Mets survived to see the wild card, all eyes in the baseball-crazed city will be on the mound of Citi Field tonight as two of the best arms in baseball today square off for the right to face the best team in baseball, the Chicago Cubs, in the...

Making Baseball Fun: Spicing Up the All-Star Game

By Jake Rose, 3 years 3 months ago
This past spring training, Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper unabashedly donned his “Make Baseball Fun Again” hat in an effort to shed light on baseball’s lack of individuality.   To some baseball lifers, Harper’s tongue-in-cheek ball cap was seen as too brash and self-serving, an indictment of the latest generation of professional athlete — and...

1986 New York Mets: Where Are They Now?

By Jake Rose, 3 years 5 months ago
This October marks the 30th anniversary of one of the most unlikely World Series stories that has ever been told. The New York Mets, down two games to none, and later three games to two to the Boston Red Sox, should have lost that Fall Classic.

New York Mets vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Preview and Prediction

By Jake Rose, 3 years 5 months ago
The Dodgers and Mets are no strangers to one another. Last fall’s National League Division Series between the two teams will forever be known as Daniel Murphy’s coming out party. Now, Murphy is a member of the rival Nationals, and the Mets may be even better, especially offensively, than they were a season ago — a season that culminated with a World Series appearance....

Ranking the Best and Worst MLB Logos

By Athlon Sports, 3 years 6 months ago
Brand recognition is important in today’s business climate and that includes professional sports. One critical component to a team’s identity is its logo. While fans certainly relate to the players, it’s the team’s logo that’s displayed prominently on the uniform and pretty much every piece of memorabilia or merchandise.   So when it comes to MLB, which teams...

Outrageous American League Predictions for the 2016 MLB Season

By Brad Spielberger, 3 years 6 months ago
On Opening Day today every team in MLB has the same record and the same chance to win it all. There are favorites and dark horses, but ultimately nothing will be decided for six months. Many experts and analysts will make their picks on which teams will win the divisions or the wild cards as well as the major awards at the end of the season. And you can count on one thing — many of their...

Outrageous National League Predictions for the 2016 MLB Season

By Jake Rose, 3 years 6 months ago
Baseball is a funny game. A game with no time restriction, built on nuance, and forever romanticized. One of the best quirks about baseball is that anything can happen over the course of nine innings.   Every season, pardon the quasi-Yogi-ism, but “anything does happen.” Every summer something happens in baseball that drops our jaws and totally catches us off guard.  ...