With Spring Training in full swing, many players are taking advantage of the time they get to spend in the beautiful Florida weather. Noah Syndergaard even found some time for some shenanigans.
Early Sunday morning, Mets beat reporter Mike Puma shared on Twitter a hilarious interaction between him and Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard.
Just stopped at the gas station on my way to West Palm Beach. Voice behind me yells, “Puma, I am going to slash your tires.” ... it was Syndergaard.— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) March 17, 2019
If you hear that shouted behind you at a gas station, you better hope and pray it's someone you know quite well, and who doesn't have a knife anywhere on their person.
Puma has been the Mets beat reporter for as long as Syndergaard has been with the team, meaning the relationship between the two is probably rarely serious.
Syndergaard enters what is now his fifth season with the Mets. The former first-rounder is coming off a season where he accumulated a 13-4 record through 25 games with a 3.03 ERA. While those stats aren't horrible, of course, the Mets are hoping he can recapture his 2016 form, when he went 14-9 with a 2.60 ERA en route to his only All-Star appearance.
Let's hope his shoulder's healthy all year, and not worn out from all that tire slashing.