Pete Alonso
AP Photo/Nick Wass

New York Mets rookie slugger Pete Alonso talks about “weird stuff” that he saw during his playing days in Las Vegas, NV.

There’s always been that discussion of whether or not aliens are real. You have these Area 51 obsessionists who try to bring up facts to back up their case that they’re indeed real. You also have others who roll their eyes and want to talk about “more mature things.” Then you have the group of people who just immediately starting quoting “E.T.”

I won’t spend too much time on it, because this is supposed to be a sports article.

However, since Area 51 is located in Lincoln County, Nevada, Kenny Mayne of ESPN thought it would be reasonable to ask New York Mets slugger Pete Alonso if he saw anything weird during his playing days in Las Vegas. Alonso previously played for the Las Vegas 51s in Triple-A ball (they’re now known as the Las Vegas Aviators and are no longer affiliated with the Mets).

Alonso answered the question after the second game of a doubleheader against the New York Yankees on Tuesday. And, well, Alonso didn’t exactly deny that he saw aliens in Vegas.

“You just kind of get used to it, you see weird stuff all the time,” responded Alonso.

Yes, that was his answer.

That doesn’t exactly confirm Mayne’s take on if aliens are real, but it doesn’t exactly deny it either. Alonso is probably just messing with us anyway. After all, he’s been messing with opposing pitchers all season long.

With 22 home runs through 67 games for New York this season, Alonso will most likely be invited to participate in this summer’s Home Run Derby. The Mets go up against the Saint Louis Cardinals Thursday night at Citi Field. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m. They’ll try to finish out strong this next month before the All-Star Break begins July 8.

Follow Ryan on TWITTER

Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.