Celebratory items such as the Turnover Chain have been on the college football sidelines over the last few years, and we saw Virginia Tech introduce the incredible Home Run Hammer this spring in college baseball. Major League Baseball teams have also introduced some new items to celebrate home runs, and the New York Mets have one of the most interesting props yet.

The Mets broke out the “Home Run Horse” in Friday night’s 3-0 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. The Home Run Horse was put to use after Pete Alonso crushed two home runs.

Alonso said that the Home Run Horse was the idea of hitting coach Hugh Quattlebaum, and that they aren’t sure what to name the horse (how about just sticking with the the Home Run Horse as the name?).

Mets manager Luis Rojas was *not* aware that the Home Run Horse was going to be a thing, and didn’t seem as amused as everybody else.

After some concerning Metsy occurrences heading into this week, the Mets (51-43) have won four of their last five games and have a four-game lead in the NL East. And now they have some positive vibes thanks to the Home Run Horse.

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