New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso made an appearance this week on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”
What a season it was for Pete Alonso. Despite his team not reaching the postseason, the New York Mets rookie first baseman put numerous accolades on the shelf. Along with an All-Star appearance and a Home Run Derby victory, Alonso was the league-leader in home runs. Additionally, he set the Mets’ franchise record for single-season home runs and the major league rookie record for single-season home runs with 53.
Now that his season is over, Alonso has time for some public appearances outside of Citi Field. One of which was a segment on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” which occurred this past week. Colbert and Alonso discussed the “Polar Bear” nickname and swung at numerous objects (baseballs included) inside a batting cage in New York City.
Objects other than a baseball included a watermelon, a cake dedicated to Alonso, along with a Furby toy. The latter is something that Alonso admitted to hating. In the midst of all this, Alonso taught Colbert how to swing the bat effectively and make contact with the baseball, a concept the TV host had issues with.
To top it all off, Alonso and Colbert both signed bats and used them to smash a 2009 Sedan.
Alonso, who was the Mets’ everyday first baseman this past season, will look to top his sensational rookie year in 2020. Ultimately, his main goal will most likely be to lead New York to the postseason.