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New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard takes a clear, intentional shot at Bryce Harper over his “D.C.” mistake.

Robby Sabo

Bryce Harper simply cannot wait to take the World Series back to Philadephia … or D.C. … or Idaho.

The Philadelphia Phillies newly-branded $330 million-man executed a serious error during his introductory press conference. Instead of wanting to bring the chip back to Philly, he accidentally went with his former team’s geographical tag, “D.C,” via the Washington Nationals.


New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard took full advantage of the Philly “ouch.”

“We want to bring home a title to DC… Oops… I mean Queens!” the Mets starter captioned an Instagram on Sunday.

Harper, 26, recently signed on the dotted line after an offseason filled with non-action. His deal surpassed Manny Machado‘s, totaling 13 years, $330 million. (Somewhere, Bobby Bonilla is salivating.)

Syndergaard, 26, is simply being himself. It’s exactly what baseball needs. Get that chatter going while ramping up the local rivalries.

Considering Thor represents a cog in the Marvel Universe, “D.C.” is something he can’t stay away from. It’s the two letters not only relevant to his baseball career, but the mirroring universe featuring superheroes primed to take the mythical creature down.

Sure, Brodie Van Wagenen and the suits in the front office would rather have seen Harper sign somewhere on the west coast, but nobody can deny the baseball relevance Harper in Philly has on the game.

He’s still in the NL East which means the Nationals fanbase is now out for blood. It also means Thor and the fans from Flushing can continue their unique relationship with the lefty slugger.

All that needs to happen now is for the Nats to actually take home the title without Bryce Harper. Could you imagine the heat the man takes after that?

Robby Sabo is a co-founder, CEO and credentialed New York Jets content creator for Jets X-Factor - Jet X, which includes Sabo's Sessions (in-depth film breakdowns) and Sabo with the Jets. Host: Underdog Jets Podcast with Wayne Chrebet and Sabo Radio. Member: Pro Football Writers of America. Coach: Port Jervis (NY) High School. Washed up strong safety and 400M runner. SEO: XL Media. Founder: Elite Sports NY - ESNY (Sold in 2020). SEO: XL Media. Email: robby.sabo[at]