Mets relief pitcher Tim Byrdak ran around the team’s facility dressed as Hulk Hogan earlier today. Ah, the timeless traditions of spring training. The journeyman left-hander has been cultivating a real fu manchu for weeks because he thought it would look cool on picture day. It came in handy for this comedy bit, which also served an educational purpose.
Byrdak was demonstrating the power of social media to the Mets’ younger players. He wanted to show how something a player does can go viral in a matter of minutes. Mission accomplished, Tim. Mission accomplished.
[H/T: Mets Blog]