Mets rookie sensation Pete Alonso sat down with Steve Gelbs and Wayne Randazzo for "Rain Delay Theater - The Podcast," and he had some funny stories to share.
But this one might take the cake.
Alonso went into an anecdote about his freshman year at the University of Florida. A baseball recruit, Alonso had Major League dreams, which is why he immediately had his topic for a certain paper in one of his classes.
"So freshman year of college, there's this class that every freshman has to take. It's called "The Good Life." At the beginning of the class, you have to write like a 500-600 word paper on what is your good life. For me, my good life is I want to play baseball, I want to have a family, I want to be a good father, I want to be a good husband, and I want to be a Major League baseball player."
So Alonso wrote up his paper with those thoughts in mind, but it just didn't cut it for his professor.
"I got a C because it wasn't "realistic enough," Alonso said making air quotes.
You think that professor is biting his/her tongue now? Alonso is certainly living the good life, especially after his stellar All-Star weekend, where he won the Home Run Derby and collected two RBI in the All-Star Game itself.
"That's the thing, it's like if you kinda get out of your own way, you can unlock limitless amounts of potential in yourself," he said. "That's just kinda who I am. I've never wanted to do anything else."