Noah Syndergaard is Santa at the New York Mets Kids Holiday Party

Add Santa Claus to the New York Mets’ Noah Syndergaard’s already expansive resume. So what does the ace want for Christmas this year?

When New York Mets ace Noah Syndergaard was asked at the team’s annual Kids Holiday Party at Citi Field what he wanted for Christmas this year, his answer was simple – “A World Series.” But instead of doing the asking for gifts, he was taking orders from 100 Queens-area elementary school students on what they wanted on December 25th.

Syndergaard donned a Mets’ colored-Santa Claus outfit, and had teammates Jose Reyes and Brandon Nimmo helping out as his loyal elves. The trio and other organizational members, including manager Terry Collins and general manager Sandy Alderson, all treated the kids to games, food, autographs, and presents.


Santa Syndy spoke candidly to reporters about the MLB‘s recent rule change that outlawed rookie player hazing, saying, “Wouldn’t really say I understand it but, I mean, I really have no say in it. So, I’m not going to be bitter about it.”

On a more positive note, Thor professed he felt extremely confident in his four rotation-mates – Zack Wheeler, Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, and Steven Matz – coming back from injury to open the 2017 season.

“Their ability is outstanding,” said Syndergaard. “We’re all a tight-knit brotherhood.”

As part of the team’s continued local community efforts, Syndergaard, Nimmo, Harvey, and team mascot Mr. Met will accompany children for a shopping spree at a Target store in Queens tomorrow.

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Chris recently graduated with a Journalism degree from Montclair State University. Baseball is his love and he hopes to bring back some of the old-school popularity to the game. Chris Thompson covers the NY Jets and NY Mets for Elite Sports NY. You can interact with him on Twitter @Time2Topher.