The New York Mets flew to Syracuse, New York for their final workout before the season began. Because who doesn’t like going from the Florida sunshine to the frozen tundra of upstate New York?
The New York Mets have recently relocated their Triple-A franchise from Las Vegas to the more convenient Syracuse, New York. To celebrate the cause, as well as build hype for the team, the Mets held a two-hour workout in the Carrier Dome at Syracuse University.
Mets ace Noah Syndergaard was very vocal about the travel from Florida, to upstate New York, to Washington for their season opener. He said that he “wasn’t even the slightest bit” looking forward to making the trip, and karma instantly set in as their flight was delayed for over three hours.
Report I am getting from the Mets plane: Lots of guys pissed off. The delay has been 3.5 hours. Will be landing in Syracuse close to midnight.— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) March 26, 2019
The Mets eventually made it to Syracuse, and held a workout for a couple thousand fans inside the famous Carrier Dome. While the atmosphere and setup looked like that of a dysfunctional low-level collegiate teams, the Mets made it work and even had some fun with the matter.
Between making nice with the Syracuse faithful and waiving the flag, Thor managed to get some work in and amaze fans with his blistering fastball.
But it wasn’t just Syndergaard and the pitchers who got their work in. Michael Conforto, Brandon Nimmo and the rest of the positions players got some swings in the cage.
Healthy hacks at the Carrier Dome. 💥 pic.twitter.com/SmXh4U2558— New York Mets (@Mets) March 26, 2019
After all was said and done, the Mets took some time to take some pictures and sign some autographs for their new fan base in Syracuse, New York.