The New York Mets’ Noah Syndergaard “Game of Thrones” Bobblehead giveaway has fans lining up outside Citi Field.
New York Mets fans are hyped.
Two hours prior to the gates opening and over four hours to first pitch, 7:10 p.m. ET, fans have lined up outside of Citi Field in anticipation of the Noah Syndergaard Game of Thrones Bobblehead giveaway.
More than two hours before gates open, and nearly four and a half hours before first pitch, there are already dozens of fans lined up to snag their Noah Syndergaard Game of Thrones bobbleheads. pic.twitter.com/mK91kA9qYz
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) April 27, 2019
The marketing strategy is beyond brilliant.
With the hit HBO drama series back—through two “reunion-type episodes”—the Metropolitan’s placement on May 27, 2019, hits the mark. There’s also no better baseball player to sit on the Iron Throne. Thor could easily make a Westeros transition. In fact, he could slide ride in as a Dothraki screamer.
— New York Mets (@Mets) April 27, 2019
Syndergaard, 26, hasn’t enjoyed a terrific start to the new campaign. Through five starts, Noah of House Syndergaard owns a 5.90 ERA, 1.276 WHIP and 34 strikeouts in 29 total innings pitched. He’ll take the opening ball from Mickey Callaway when his Mets look to rebound from a blowout loss at the hands of the Milwaukee Brewers Friday night.
More fitting is the fact Syndergaard is a Game of Thrones fan. He’s routinely discussed the show on Twitter. Oh yeah, he also made a cameo.
Noah of House Syndergaard will oppose RHP Brandon Woodruff, whose career kicked off after he crossed the Narrow Sea. First pitch comes your way at 7:10 p.m. ET from Citi Field and can be seen on WPIX.
Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 3 is set to premiere on Sunday night at 9 p.m. ET. And yes, it’s the 80-minute Winterfell Army of the Dead battle that’ll stop the world for a solid chunk of time.