NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- Mets rookie phenom, Pete Alonso, was a question mark in the offseason. Would the Mets leave him in the minors until a later part of the season, giving them an extra year of team control, or would they bring the kid up on Opening Day if he won a spot out of camp.
Well, Pete did not give the Mets much of an option, having a terrific spring and making the team out of camp. He has started the season strong and now he is looking forward to his debut at Citi Field.
“I don’t know what kind of ovation I’m going to get,” said Alonso. “I’m just really excited to play for everyone back home in New York. I can only assume it’s going to be electric!”
Starting the season on the road has given him a chance to break into the big leagues with a little less of a microscope, but he has become quite aware of the vocal Mets fans are everywhere.
“One thing I noticed is that Mets fans travel well. Even at Nationals Park, where they are primarily Nats fans, we hear 'Lets Go Mets' all the time,” Alonso said.
He will hear a lot of that starting Thursday from the majority of the crowd, and he can likely expect a lot of love from the Flushing Faithful as his anticipated arrival with the big ball club has been something Mets fans have been waiting for!
Check out his full interview with WCBS’s Wayne Randazzo above.