Major League Baseball needs superstars and New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso is one of them.
One of the biggest challenges facing MLB is the difficulty in growing the game. In order to make baseball more popular nationwide, marketable superstar-caliber players are a must. One of the future faces of baseball is New York Mets first baseman, Pete Alonso.
ESPN and MLB have been teaming up to mic up players. Alonso was one of the latest players to be mic’d up during the Mets’ game against the St. Louis Cardinals in Port St/ Lucie, Florida on Wednesday.
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From joking around with the broadcasters to breaking down key plays, Alonso provided entertainment while playing, something that will make broadcasts more enjoyable and dynamic.
The 2019 Home Run Derby champion had a lot of fun being mic’d up and wants to continue to do experiences like it again.
Alonso told the media that he gave MLB permission to place a microphone near first base during select games during the 2020 season to capture some of his conversations with other players during the game.
The 25-year-old is all for growing the game. He believes it is globally important and he believes that technology and social media are crucial to expanding the game’s reach.
New York Mets superstar Pete Alonso was not the first star to be mic’d up. Chicago Cubs teammates Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo were mic’d during their Spring Training game in Arizona against the Angels on Monday.
MLB utilizing young and entertaining stars like Alonso and Bryant is beyond important to growing the game. The NBA and the NFL have known superstars. Baseball needs to continue to identify its stars and market them nationwide.
Pete Alonso is the superstar baseball needs. He has explosive power and a fun personality. He loves the games and makes it known. MLB needs to continue to market Pete Alonso and use him to grow baseball nationwide.