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Young New York Mets Fan Mimics Thor To Perfection (Video)

Noah Syndergaard or 5-year-old fan? Can you tell the difference between the New York Mets superstar and this little kid?

By Jeremy Fialkow

It’s a good time to be a New York Mets fan, no matter your age.

High-sixties? Mid-twenties? Yet to reach double digits? If you like baseball and winning teams, look no further then these 2016 Mets (14-7).

There’s Yoenis Cespedes and Michael Conforto, leading the way for New York offensively by slugging the team to victory. Of course, there’s that suffocating pitching staff too.

Speaking of pitching, there’s one player in particular that’s seemingly grasped the attention of this diehard fanbase more than any other: Noah Syndergaard.

He of the 100 mph fastball, 95 mph slider, and 1.69 ERA has gained notoriety for his intimidating presence and dominating results, but who says he’s one-of-a-kind?

That’s where 5-year-old Ashtin G. comes in.

In a new video-gone-viral, this kid – who’s now known as ‘mini Thor’ – is shown mimicking his role model and namesake on the mound driveway to literal perfection.

From the flowing blonde hair, to the stance, with feet shoulder-width apart, and the follow through, Ashtin looks like a mirror image of Syndergaard, albeit a couple feet shorter. He even pounds the strike zone like Noah, and I’m pretty sure he tossed a couple ‘Warthen Sliders’ in there as well, just for good fun.

If you thought Ashtin was throwing a 2-2 fastball right down the middle, good on you for knowing the kid backs down to no one, not even ghost-batters.

Don’t be surprised if you see Thor 2.0 on the bump 18 years down the road, striking fear into opponents as his idol does nowadays.

The bite-sized Thor will get to watch No. 34 take the mound, Sunday, at 1:10 pm ET, when the Mets look for a sweep against the San Fransisco Giants at Citi Field.


Jeremy Fialkow was born and raised in Miami, FLA, but currently studies at the University of Maryland. When he's not studying hard, he can be found supporting his sometimes hopeless NY teams: Knicks, Mets, Jets, and Isles. Your sympathy is appreciated.