MLB may soon feel the wrath of Thor.
MLB fans know the pain and torture of having to deal with the league’s blackout restrictions. Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard would like you to know he feels your pain.
The Mets starter is away from the team, still rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, but he wanted to see his boys play during their home opener Thursday. Syndergaard detailed on his Instagram story his experience of trying to watch them but being struck down by the blackout rules.
“I’m trying to watch the home opener,” Syndergaard says, trying to flick to the Mets-Marlins matchup. He finds that the game is blacked out.
“Bulls–,” he says. “Guess I’ll see the s–ty Pirates.”
If Syndergaard is in Port St. Lucie, Fla., where the Mets’ spring training facilities are located, then he faces a blackout of Marlins telecasts, since the city is at the blackout zone for all Florida baseball.
Fans nationally have shared their hatred of not being able to watch baseball because of restrictions on in- and – out-of-market games. There are a few ways to work around that, but none of them are easy and many will cost you a pretty penny.
Syndergaard missed a good match, too, together with the Mets taking home a controversial 3-2 win over the Marlins.
Syndergaard is anticipated to return with the team later in the season because he works back from UCL surgery.
Still, it sucks to not have the ability to watch baseball — especially when you’re a baseball player.
I guess the Pirates are better than no baseball at all, anyway.