New York Mets slugger Pete Alonso blasted a no-doubt home run in the third inning Tuesday, but capped it in strange fashion.
Not content just to circle the bases and enjoy the moment, Alonso had a message for Atlanta Braves starter Bryce Elder. When Alonso returned to the dugout, the Bally Sports South broadcast showed him taunting Elder.
“Throw it again! Throw it again, please! Throw it again!” Alonso shouted at Elder.
Elder had thrown four off-speed pitches to Alonso in that at-bat, included the pitch that got turned around for a 448-foot home run. Alonso saw six pitches in his first at-bat, all off-speed stuff. So chances are good the Mets slugger was frustrated with the no-fastball diet from Elder.
Here's Pete Alonso yelling out to Bryce Elder: pic.twitter.com/AoUfQvTm5w
— Bally Sports South (@BallySportsSO) June 7, 2023
Whatever Alonso’s intent, his taunting did not go over well with many fans.
Pete Alonso talkin’ smack in the Mets’ dugout is a TERRIBLE look for the organization.
This is the team with the highest payroll in MLB HISTORY… yet they have a .500 record.
Nothing to talk smack about. Nothing to be cocky about. Nothing to see, here. https://t.co/r8l2HqJa6Q
— John Frascella (Football) (@LegendSports7) June 7, 2023
We are playing a division rival. We could be winless and should still show some level of care. I agree, production is better, but odd to feel like this is bad.
— #LGM (@AVNOLES) June 7, 2023
As a Braves fan I love seeing the Mets think they have a chance. It makes it so much more fun when the inevitable collapse comes.
— Brian M. Gardiner (@brianmgardinerg) June 7, 2023
Bold words from someone hitting .160 over his last 7 games
— Darren Fletcher (@_DLFletcher) June 7, 2023
Pete Alonso has 9 year old little league humor😬 https://t.co/BlrMd2cjPz
— Mel (@whatthesports_) June 7, 2023
Another example of why people who are raised right should not like the Mets.
— HometeamBrandonLeak (@HometeamBleak) June 7, 2023
90 to the ear hole will do wonders
— Andrew Ramey (@AndrewRamey15) June 7, 2023
Pete Alonso has an ego the size of Pangea
— Stevie Hoffmañ (@HoffmanStevie) June 7, 2023
[John Frascella; Photo Credit: Bally Sports South]