Pete Alonso trolls insulting New York Post column in tweet reacting to MLB season agreement

Pete Alonso (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
Pete Alonso (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) /

With a 2020 MLB season finally agreed upon by the MLBPA, Pete Alonso circled back to troll a recent New York Post column.

Give New York Mets slugger Pete Alonso credit, he keeps his receipts. A week ago, New York Post columnist Phil Mushnick published a column taking direct aim at Alonso and his supposed ‘vulgarity’ because of — and we’re not paraphrasing here — one letter. Mushnick is concerned with the example Alonso is setting for others with his ‘LFGM’ acronym. Yes, the man is that petty.

As the MLB and MLBPA agreed upon a 2020 season this afternoon, the Mets youngster delivered what ought to be a mic drop on Mushnick’s argument.

Mets slugger Pete Alonso drops the mic on New York Post columnist Phil Mushnick.

Mushnick’s column deserves dissecting if only for the laughs, and a reminder of the silliness Alonso fights on a daily basis in the Big Apple.

“LFGM T-shirts, hoodies, coffee mugs, bumper stickers and even virus masks are now for sale. Reminds me of when the NFL sold framed photos of Marshawn Lynch grabbing his crotch,” Mushnick wrote, among other nonsense.

Yes, because the Mets — a team in such financial distress that they’re considering selling the franchise — shouldn’t be doing whatever they can to make money. Alonso is a home-grown star the Mets can rely on, and his willingness to be a brand in person and on social media is a benefit, not some sort of moral dilemma. And who doesn’t like Beast Mode?

In fighting to make some semblance of an argument, Mushnick compares Alonso to CC Sabathia, stating that the former Yankees hurler would’ve never uttered such profanity. Yet, even that isn’t true.

Alonso is his own personality, and one MLB is trying to market as quickly as possible before its surpassed by one of the other major American sports. In letting the kids play, they must’ve left Mushnick behind.

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