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Saturday, April 04, 2020

Who Would You Build an MLB Team Around in the 2020s?

As we’ve written in this space before, baseball is a young man’s game more than ever. Players are coming up from the minors sooner and they’re coming up as better players than the twentysomething (or teenagers) of eras past.

So with a new decade in front of us, which major league player would you want to build you team of the 2020s around?

Note to self: Review the nominees in 2030, to see how the decade went for them.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Pete Alonso Sends Heartfelt Message to Nurses and Doctors Battling Coronavirus

Professional athletes are cheered for and loved by millions of fans around the world. They’re worshipped liked super heroes, called role models and referred to as legends.

But as we are seeing now with a global pandemic like the coronavirus virus, the sports world is put on hold and a different type of hero is brought into the limelight. The truck drivers making deliveries to the supermarket. The teachers reading stories to their students via virtual video sessions. The nurses and doctors who put their own health and safety at risk to treat the patients infected by this dangerous, highly contagious and deadly virus.

So when someone routinely referred to as a superstar, like Mets first-baseman Pete Alonso, sends individual messages to nurses and doctors thanking them for their time and effort, for saving lives and keeping people safe during this health crisis, it’s an inspiring and very big role reversal.

Judging by the reactions from the nurses and doctors, the incredibly powerful and benevolent gesture by the New York All-Star truly meant something special to those that received it. You can see it in the video and feel it in your heart. It evokes emotion, some of the medical workers even started to tear.


QLE Posted: March 26, 2020 at 12:58 AM | 2 comment(s)
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Friday, March 20, 2020

Mets player Pete Alonso surprises terminal cancer patient with video call

NEW YORK (WABC)—Pete Alonso of the New York Mets made a video call to an 82-year-old lifelong fan recently diagnosed with terminal cancer.

New Mets skipper Luis Rojas also called to send some happy thoughts to Kathleen Selig.

Selig was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer.


QLE Posted: March 20, 2020 at 12:30 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: cancer, fans, luis rojas, pete alonso

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Pete Alonso gets record-setting raise from Mets after record-setting rookie season

Give that man a raise!

The Mets have agreed to terms on a record-high salary increase for second-year major-leaguer Pete Alonso on Wednesday, the Daily News confirmed. The 2019 National League Rookie of the Year is expected to make $652,521 in the 2020 season, according to multiple reports.

“We got a number — I was shocked and thrilled,” Alonso told reporters. “I’m just so happy we came to an agreement because I think the world of this organization. It truly is a blessing.”

The figure may seem like small potatoes compared to the slugger’s tremendous output his debut season — the “Polar Bear” mashed 53 home runs on his way to a new MLB rookie record — but the increase is also one that doesn’t often happen for players who haven’t yet hit arbitration and a record for a player coming off their rookie season.

Meanwhile, the Cardinals seem puzzled by this logic.


QLE Posted: March 12, 2020 at 12:45 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: pete alonso, salaries




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