Mini Thor is the most adorable, but intimidating thing you are going to see all day. Check out 5 year old Ashtin G.https://t.co/D6KsBn0erG
— New York Mets (@Mets) May 1, 2016
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).
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.