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SportMets' Pete Alonso organized custom cleats effort to commemorate 9/11

05:35  12 september  2019
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Pete Alonso goes shirtless after game-winning walk-off walk

Pete Alonso goes shirtless after game-winning walk-off walk Going shirtless has become a walk-off tradition for the New York Mets this season, and it was all started by Pete Alonso. On Friday night, it was Alonso’s turn to go shirtless. © Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY SportsThe Mets rookie walked with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth in a 4-4 game to help his team beat the Philadelphia Phillies. Pete Alonso walk-off walk! — Juiced MLB (@JuicedMLB) September 7, 2019 Alonso got to show off his sexy body during his postgame interview with SNY. He was asked how it felt to be on the receiving end of having his shirt ripped off.

11 , 2001, by wearing custom patriotic cleats during the team’s season opener against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, the 15th anniversary All NFL players will wear a league-approved helmet sticker to commemorate the anniversary of Sept. 11 . Titans linebacker Avery Williamson planned to wear

Waiting to commemorate 9 / 11 . Countless memorials are being written to note the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 2001, and I have little to add to them. I dislike the 9 / 11 memorial ceremonies that crop up every year. So much of it seems to be sentimental pabulum from those who make a living by

New York Mets rookie Pete Alonso is on another level.

Mets' Pete Alonso organized custom cleats effort to commemorate 9/11© Mike Stobe/Getty Images

Not only is Alonso the National League record holder for most home runs by a rookie in a season, but the slugger has also shown tremendous leadership and awareness.

Alonso organized an effort for his team to wear custom cleats for their game on 9/11 to commemorate the tragic day. His effort included getting all of his teammates’ cleat sizes. He also paid for them, according to Tim Healey.

The cleats depict images of the American flag, plus the Sept. 11, 2001 date, the words: “We will never forget”. The cleats also have NYPD/FDNY/EMT lettering to honor the first responders.

You may not think much of a professional athlete paying for it out of his pocket, but Alonso earns $555,000 as a rookie — not the millions players of his caliber receive — making this gesture even more impressive. Between this and the celebration trend he started with the team, Alonso is a real leader.

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Mets' Pete Alonso organized custom cleats effort to commemorate 9/11

Mets tee off against Nationals, brush off short rest.
The Mets brushed their fatigue aside and had an explosive day at the plate in their 7-3 win over the Nationals on Labor Day. The Amazin’s amassed 11 hits, anchored by Brandon Nimmo’s strong return to the starting lineup, while five Mets collected RBIs and every position player reached base via a base hit. New York improved its record on Labor Day to 28-35-1 behind Noah Syndergaard’s 10-strikeout outing in the series opener. The Mets completed an ESPN Sunday Night Baseball game in Philadelphia approximately 12 hours before they moseyed into the vistor’s clubhouse in the nation’s capital early Monday morning. They reached the team hotel just before 2 a.m.

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