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 Grandson, Syndergaard is ready to strike.
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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.