How Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard pulled off the perfect crime

How Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard pulled off the perfect crime

There was a theft at Citizens Bank Park on Monday night. 

If the FBI gets called in to retrieve Tom Brady's shirt, this seems to be a much more serious matter. Mets pitcher (and criminal) Noah Syndergaard picked a perfect spot before pulling off the heist of the century. 

We'll break down the theft frame by frame: 

It looks like Syndergaard's teammate Curtis Granderson is his accomplice in this crime. Granderson is stretching pregame and the Phillie Phanatic noticed his irregular form and decided to help. 

While the Phanatic is distracted by Granderson, Syndergaard is ready to strike. 

The Phanatic is completely consumed with helping straighten out Granderson's form. Just look at that focus. 

By the time the Phanatic turns to realize what's happening, it's too late. The Phanatic is a skilled stretcher, but simply doesn't have the catch-up speed to chase down his ATV as Syndergaard speeds away. 

Eventually, Syndergaard puts too much space between him and the Phanatic as he speeds away. Unfortunately, our friend from the Galapagos can't stay upright in pursuit. 

Syndergaard is still at large. The Philadelphia Police are on the case, we assume. 

The NFL shortened overtime to 10 minutes and people want to make sure Donovan McNabb knows

The NFL shortened overtime to 10 minutes and people want to make sure Donovan McNabb knows

First reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the NFL owners have voted today to shorten overtime from 15 minutes to 10 minutes as a move to reduce playing time to aid in player safety.

People on Twitter wanted to make sure Donovan McNabb knows about the change.


Although nearly nine years have passed since the Eagles and Bengals played to a 13-13 tie, it seems the former Eagles' QB still hasn't lived down the fact that he didn't know that could happen in the NFL.

"I've never been a part of a tie," McNabb said after the game ended. "I never even knew that was in the rule book."

McNabb wasn't alone, as several other of his teammates, including DeSean Jackson and Correll Buckhalter also did not know the game could end in a tie.

Now, more games will likely end in a tie and fans probably won't ever let McNabb forget it.

The Rockies Twitter account tweeted whole game in 'Rocky' quotes

The Rockies Twitter account tweeted whole game in 'Rocky' quotes

If you watched Monday night's Phillies loss at the hands of the Colorado Rockies, you probably weren't very entertained -- unless you're a Rockies fan.

But if you followed the game on Twitter and happen to follow the Rockies' account, you may have been slightly more entertained.

Slightly.

They tried something we haven't seen from an opposing team just yet. They tweeted throughout the game using only quotes from the Rocky movie franchise.

Now, you can debate how successful of a move this was but you have to at least give them some points for creativity. And it's not like this was a playoff game with high stakes. This was a relatively boring Monday night game in the middle of May.

You can read our recap of the Phillies' 8-1 loss right here. Or here's how the night transpired on Twitter: