Pete Alonso is one of a number of Mets players that new manager Luis Rojas has previously managed in the minor leagues.
Alonso explained that he vouched for Rojas to become Mets manager, and was more than excited when the 38-year-old got the job.
Speaking about what Rojas brings to the table as a manager, Alonso recalled one of his favorite Rojas stories from their time together with the Double-A Binghamton Rumble Ponies.
"A buddy of mine, Nick Sergakis, unfortunately he's no longer in baseball, but he was having a really tough year, and we were playing in New Hampshire, and I've never seen Luis lose it like this," Alonso said.
"So Sergy goes up to pinch-hit, hits a go-ahead three-run bomb, and he absolutely destroyed this baseball, and Luis is jumping up and down with his hands in the air, like just super elated (like) a little kid, and he's so calm, cool and collected, but just to see him so excited for Nick, who was kind of struggling, it was just a big testament. He's got a big heart. He's rooting for all of his players."