David Ortiz maybe thinks Noah Syndergaard's nickname is 'Thork'
Ortiz might think Syndergaard's nickname is 'Thork'
On Sunday, the Red Sox and the Mets concluded their first-ever series at Citi Field. This gave the two teams the chance to get to know each other, maybe even to form some lifelong friendships. After Noah Syndergaard singled in the second inning, he felt like he got to know David Ortiz pretty well:
Noah Syndergaard was geeked out when David Ortiz talked to him at first base, came to this conclusion: "We're pretty much best friends now."- Joe Trezza (@JoeTrezz) August 30, 2015
But maybe introductions were a little scrambled, because Big Papi isn't 100 percent sure what to call his new bestie:
David Ortiz was highly complimentary of Mets pitching, but slightly whiffed on Noah Syndergaard's nickname, referring to him as "Thork."- Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) August 30, 2015
Looks like it's time for a Cut4 Investigation! Does Ortiz think that Noah Syndergaard carries around a lightning-controlling fork that only he can pick up? According to Anthony DiComo, there are many gray areas here:
There's some press box debate right now over whether David Ortiz referred to Noah Syndergaard as "Thork," "Torque" or "Stork."- Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) August 30, 2015
However, the bird-related explanation seems the most likely:
David Ortiz on the 6-foot-6 Noah Syndergaard: "He's got good stuff. I felt like I was facing a stork."- Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) August 30, 2015
But we firmly support a Thor/Stork portmanteau. Doesn't a hammer-wielding, long-legged bird sound extremely imposing? Doesn't it?
OK, maybe we're wrong about that but at least everyone can agree that "Thork" is really fun to say.