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Noah Syndergaard News: All-Star Says It’s ‘A Dream’ to Suit Up for Dodgers

The Dodgers signed right-handed pitcher Noah Syndergaard last week, a move that would have been much bigger news five years ago but still carries a sense of excitement about the potential for him to regain his former stuff. That sense of excitement goes both ways, as Syndergaard said in his Zoom call with the media on Monday.

“This is a pretty surreal moment. It’s been my dream ever since I was first introduced to Dodger Stadium to play for the Dodgers, since 2015. Just the energy and atmosphere that the Dodger fans create and just the goosebumps I get every time I step on the field even as a visiting player, I feel like my performance is always elevated when I play here,” Syndergaard said.

“And even this year when I kind of had a down year, based off my expectations and my standards, I still feel like the one start I had at Dodger Stadium was still some of the best stuff I had. I have the utmost confidence in the staff and in the organization to help me get back to being the old me. And I’m just really fortunate and blessed to play for such a great organization that the Dodgers are.”

It’s not the first time Syndergaard has spoken fondly of Dodger Stadium. He is famously anti-wave at baseball stadiums, but back in 2018, he made one exception:

Those of us who love the Dodgers know how special Dodger Stadium is and what a great atmosphere it is for a baseball game. It’s good to see opposing players recognize it, too, to the point of actually signing with L.A. to be a part of it. Looks like the credit on this signing goes to us, folks. We did it!

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Jeff Snider

Jeff was born into a Dodgers family in Southern California and is now raising a Dodgers family of his own in Utah. During his previous career as an executive at a technology company, he began writing about baseball in his spare time. After leaving corporate America in 2014, he started doing it professionally. Jeff wrote and edited for Baseball Essential for years before joining Dodgers Nation. He's also the co-host of the Locked On Dodgers podcast, a daily podcast that brings the smart fan's perspective on our Boys in Blue. Jeff has a degree in English from Brigham Young University. Favorite Player: Clayton Kershaw Favorite Moment: Kirk Gibson's homer will always have a place, but Kershaw's homer on Opening Day 2013 might be the winner.

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