Pete Alonso had funny comment on what he missed about Phillies
One rite of passage for any NL East star is playing in Philadelphia, where they’re very likely to get booed by the fans.
New York Mets slugger Pete Alonso has experienced that. For him, it’s clearly a mark of respect, and after playing without fans in 2020, he actually grew to miss it.
"Being booed at Philly? It was awesome…I missed the boos honestly sometimes, too," Alonso said. "It's fun. I really miss the energy and the liveliness that the game can bring…I'm really thankful for it."
— Laura Albanese (@AlbaneseLaura) April 14, 2021
Even that kind of energy can hype a player up. For some, it’s simply better to be recognized — even in the form of boos — than it is to be ignored.
Phillies fans can even be notoriously tough on their own players. That can serve as motivation for Phillies stars, too.