This shouldn't be a surprise coming from the same guy who originated the #LFGM rallying cry last season, but Mets first baseman Pete Alonso penned an emotional missive on Friday as he reflected on the 2019 season and looked forward to the start of the delayed 2020 season.
"I catch myself every night watching 2019 Mets highlights," Alonso wrote in a post to Twitter. "The amount of time watching them varies, but it's a nightly routine at this point. Rewatching the crowd erupt and remembering those moments as I saw them never ceases to give me goose bumps
"I miss the feel of the Citi Field dirt beneath my cleats. As I'm writing this now, I can still see pitchers get nasty and go get a big strike out, someone running down a missile in the gap and making a diving catch, someone twisting up a sexy double play up the middle: I see it and remember it all. The thing that I remember the most is the roar from the fans after a play was made.
"This year, when we have our normal lives and our game back, I can't wait to let all this pent up anticipation out. We're going to play our hearts out. I can't wait to hear y'all cheer your lungs out! Shake the damn stadium! You guys are going to sound like (an) eruption. In the mean time, let's all stay together and all stay safe. LFGM."
Alonso, like the rest of the Mets, all of baseball, and all other major sports, is practicing social distancing in an effort to help slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
The earliest the regular season will start is May 10, but the expectation is that the delay will be much longer than that.