HBO’s “Game of Thrones” is a monster social phenomenon. When a major league pitcher with mythical locks gets in on the fun, things can get a little . . . hairy on Twitter.
In Sunday’s episode, injured Mets ace Noah Syndergaard was on screen for a few seconds throwing a spear. It looks as though he took down a horse.
Maybe if his real team was in contention and not getting torched by the Dodgers for a third consecutive night, the comments wouldn’t have been as nast— oh, who are we kidding? The nastiness was coming like winter no matter what.
For the record, Syndergaard did the shoot in the offseason, so that last comment is inoperative. That also means the trolls can ditch the “More Game of Baseball, less ‘Game of Thrones'” hot takes. Not that it will stop ’em.
In addition to Gray, the Yankees in recent weeks have acquired third baseman Todd Frazier, relievers David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle and starter Jaime Garcia.
So as MLB enters August, two of its most hallowed franchises are separated by a half-game, with the Yankees in the lead. They meet 10 more times before the season’s end.
And as much flattery as Dombrowski dispensed Cashman’s way on Monday, he knows trades on paper don’t win championships (remember the Indians won the AL in 2016).
“I’ve been in a position [in the past] where we made acquisitions where we were praised to the hilt that we were going to run away with the division, and we didn’t,” Dombrowski said. “I’ve been looked at on a secondary basis after we’ve done things, and we’ve done really well. So, I’m not good at prognosticating Vintage MLB Jerseys Cheap these things. It really comes down to how you play. If we play like we’re capable of Toronto Maple Leafs Cheap Jerseys playing, I think we can play with anybody. But we have to do it.”