New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso and Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon took to the high seas to do some offseason fishing together.
OK, what can’t Pete Alonso do? Not only did he win the National League Rookie of the Year and lead all of baseball in home runs, but he’s also one hell of a fisherman.
The New York Mets slugger posted a video to Instagram of he and Colorado Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon catching a striped marlin—no, not the Miami kind of Marlin.
Pete Alonso and Charlie Blackmon are enjoying the offseason. #LGM pic.twitter.com/9mu1iToF9K
— ESNY (@EliteSportsNY) November 21, 2019
The video doesn’t show the marlin in question, but Alonso’s Instagram shows the sizable fish. In the video, it’s unclear who was actually angling the fish, but Alonso was sure to give credit to Blackmon for the catch.
No matter what the reason for Blackmon and Alonso’s fishing trip, that’s a lot of offense on one boat. Blackmon is a four-time All-Star with a career slash line of .304/.360/.509. Not to mention, the Colorado outfielder led the NL in runs two of the last three seasons and won a batting title in 2017.
Alonso, on the other hand, burst onto the scene during his rookie season. His 53 home runs were the most for a rookie in MLB history and set a franchise single-season record. Alonso is an absolute stud who can be a rock in the middle of the order for the Mets for the next decade.
Whether he’s on a boat with Charlie Blackmon or standing in the batter’s box, Pete Alonso always seems to deliver the goods.