Mets’ Noah Syndergaard is mad about MLB’s blackout restrictions: ‘Guess I’ll watch the s—ty Pirates’

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.

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“Bulls—,” he says. “Guess I’ll watch 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, as the city is in the blackout zone for all Florida baseball.

Fans nationwide have long 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 most will cost you a pretty penny.


Syndergaard missed a good game, too, with the Mets taking home a controversial 3-2 win over the Marlins.

Syndergaard is expected to be back with the team later in the season as he works back from UCL surgery.

Still, it sucks to not be able to watch baseball — especially when you’re a baseball player.


I guess the Pirates are better than no baseball at all, anyway.