Before Pete Alonso stole the hearts of Mets fans this season, he was just a prospect trying to fight his way onto the roster. And it was at that time down in Port St. Lucie that Alonso gave this message to Mets fans:
"You got a kid here that's really excited and that's going to go balls to the wall every single play," Alonso said. "I'm really excited to play for you guys at Citi Field because Mets fans are the best in the world and they deserve a good showing. So hopefully I can give them that."
Alonso has certainly lived up to that message this season, as he just set the Mets' single-season record for home runs Tuesday night with his 42nd blast of the year.
Alonso also talks about how he views his work as an art, and how he saw his dream as being on the verge of coming true...