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Sunday, February 24, 2019

WATCH: Mets top prospect Pete Alonso explains why he changed his name

It’s Pete Alonso now—that’s what the Mets prospect wants to be called from here on out. And he explained why after his first Spring Training exhibition game on Saturday afternoon.

Mets PR announced the name change on Thursday, as Alonso joined Yankees Zach Britton who changed his name to Zack this season. Alonso explained that Peter just feels too formal, and he wants to break down that barrier.

“It’s one of those things that everyone calls me Pete in the clubhouse, everyone on the coaching staff,” he said. “Pretty much if anyone sees me out on the street or something like that, everyone calls me Pete. So I just think it’s good to be on a first-name basis like that. It’s more informal. I think I’m very approachable and I think I’m a nice guy. So anyone can call me Pete.”

You know, we normally don’t get this many players to be named later until the trades begin….

QLE Posted: February 24, 2019 at 08:49 AM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: mets being mets, pete alonso, peter alonso, ptbnl

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   1. Adam Starblind Posted: February 24, 2019 at 09:08 AM (#5817667)
This ... does not constitute changing one's name.
   2. The Yankee Clapper Posted: February 24, 2019 at 02:38 PM (#5817712)
What next? A David going by "Dave"?
   3. Walt Davis Posted: February 24, 2019 at 03:07 PM (#5817715)
Especially since only 10 people outside Mets world even know his name. If Peter Graves announced he is now Pete, that would be news (cuz he's been dead for 9 years).
   4. depletion Posted: February 24, 2019 at 03:46 PM (#5817723)
A picture of this article is next to the entry in Webster's for "slow news day".
   5. SoSH U at work Posted: February 24, 2019 at 04:15 PM (#5817726)
The best part is it's not just a short news item. You can WATCH the explanation.



   6. Bote Man Posted: February 24, 2019 at 07:45 PM (#5817749)
He was tired of being reminded of the Peter Principle.
   7. Run, Mookie, Run Posted: February 24, 2019 at 08:47 PM (#5817760)
I keep getting this news item confused with the other one, "Peter Alonsos' failing health prompts MLB to demand ownership answers from Mets"
   8. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: February 24, 2019 at 08:50 PM (#5817762)
Maybe next year he'll be Pet Alonso.

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