This Baseball Player Had An Epic 'Game Of Thrones' Cameo You Probably Missed
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Without a doubt, Game of Thrones delivered one of its most heart-stopping battle sequences to date with the battle shown at the end of the Season 7 episode "The Spoils of War." But amid the Dothraki charge and the flashy dragon pyrotechnics, did you happen to spot a famous Mets baseball player making a Game of Thrones cameo? There's a good chance that Mets player Noah Syndergaard's GoT cameo slipped right by you because he was shrouded in a ton of armor and he was onscreen for about two seconds. That said, you gotta admit: a fun cameo always makes GoT that much better.

During the epic battle sequence in the fourth episode of Season 7, "The Spoils of  War," there's a moment shortly after the Lannister army gets into formation and before the Dothraki horde actually strikes when the Lannister soldiers try to lob some well-placed blows to knock them back. During this sequence, the camera shows one soldier — a.k.a. Syndergaard — through the line of defense as he throws a spear into the Dothraki charge.

This is perhaps the best kind of cameo because it utilizes the something Syndergaard is known for (aside from being a talented baseball player): his ridiculously good throwing skills, courtesy of a powerful arm.  

Of course, Syndergaard's cameo is not the first time a famous, real-life face has made a GoT cameo. In the Season 7 premiere, Ed Sheeran famously appeared for one scene to do what he does best, sing. During the famous Red Wedding sequence, one member of Coldplay appeared in the band. Additionally, Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody made a cameo at Magaery Tyrell and Joffrey Baratheon's ill-fated wedding.  

GoT Season 7 is clearly on a roll with these sneaky cameos; no others are announced at this time but something tells me that there's plenty more in store before the season is over.