'Last year was last year': Alonso fully locked in for 2021

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso is fully locked in as the team wraps up camp in Florida and gets ready for the season opener on April 1 against Washington.

The Polar Bear, who joined Wayne Randazzo and Ed Coleman on Tuesday for our Mets 2021 Season Preview Special to share his personal and team goals, said he can't wait to hear the roar of the crowd in Flushing once again following an unprecedented shortened season without fans.

"I think this year, 2021, is all about resiliency," Alonso said. "To be back at Citi Field with a full capacity crowd and hearing the stadium shake when people go nuts, I haven't found a better feeling. It's an adrenaline rush and I miss that feeling, I miss the fans being there cheering us on because when we have a packed house it's unbelievable what type of hostile environment they can create for the other team. Walking in there when you've got 45,000 rabid Mets fans doing the 'Lets Go Mets' chant, I miss it."