Pete Alonso received beer, condiment clubhouse baptism after first home run
New York Mets rookie first baseman Pete Alonso has been in the midst of a whirlwind this past week after surprisingly cracking the team’s Opening Day roster. Nothing could have prepared him, though, for what greeted him in the clubhouse after hitting his first big-league home run on Monday night.
During the ninth inning of a tight road game against the Miami Marlins, Alonso uncorked a monster three-run homer, and the 444-foot shot created a cushion in a 7-3 victory.
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Upon entering the Mets’ clubhouse at Marlins Park, the 24-year-old Alonso was met with quite the welcome from his teammates, who were waiting for him near the showers.
Alonso was placed in a cart and doused with eggs, barbecue sauce, beer, ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, not to mention other condiments as well as additional random items, including shaving cream.
So, how did Alonso, batting .412 early on this season with one home run and six RBI, react to such a nasty and messy baptism of sorts?
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“I had no idea that was going to happen, but it was a blast,” Alonso said, via the New York Post. “It was a beer and food shower. That was fun.”