Pete Alonso made it clear he could care less about pitchers using sticky substances, but he’s more concerned about juiced balls in the bigs.
Thus far this season, one of the biggest storylines in MLB has been pitchers using banned substances. Folks, including Gerrit Cole of the New York Yankees, are getting blasted all over the place. So, how does New York Mets slugger Pete Alonso feel?
If you ask him, he could care less about pitchers using sticky substances. Instead, Alonso wants there to be an investigation when it comes to juiced balls. That’s the real problem in the bigs, he says.
Pete Alonso has no beef if pitchers used sticky substances while on the bump
So, per Alonso, players are using juiced balls depending on free agency? Well, that’s one way to look at it.
“Oh, no, that’s a fact,” Alonso said about hurlers and juiced balls. “Yes, guys have talked about it. It’s not a coincidence. It definitely is something that they did.”
Alonso is of course referring to the juiced balls controversy of 2019. Yet, he thinks that things haven’t changed whatsoever and that the problem is only going to get worse. While it certainly is one strange take, you can’t argue with the fact that we’ve seen some strange plays in the past.
Eyebrows are always going to be raised when powerful sluggers get a hold of a ball that would normally be sent to the moon, yet it somehow ends up being a fly out. This is something Alonso has seen time and time again.
For Alonso, he’d much rather people be talking about juiced balls than sticky substances. We’ll see if his latest quote on the matter brings up more discussions about things.