Pete Alonso Trends After Mic'd up Mets Player Drops F-Bomb on Live TV

New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso started trending on Twitter after dropping an F-bomb during ESPN's broadcast of the Mets' game against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Alonso, who was named 2019's Rookie of the Year, was mic'd up for a segment of Wednesday's spring training game, offering commentary and anecdotes. He narrated the game live from the field, in one amusing segment, calling the outs from first base. While warming up to bat, he spoke about Florida State coach Mike Martin not thinking he was good enough. "Joke's on him," he quipped from the dugout.

As Cardinals outfielder Harrison Bader stepped up to bat, Alonso taunted the player. "If he gets over here, I'm gonna give him hell," he said. "Did you guys get that? He just f**kin' smiled at me."

ESPN did not immediately respond to Newsweek's request for comment.

Pete Alonso
Pete Alonso #20 of the New York Mets at bat during the spring training game against the Miami Marlins at Clover Park on March 03, 2020 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. While mic'd up for the first few innings of Wednesday's game, Alonso dropped an F-bomb. Mark Brown/Getty

Thankfully, Metsmerized Online writer Michael Mayer captured the moment and shared it on Twitter.

Pete Alonso dropping the F bomb on live TV. pic.twitter.com/ojNvMveHwp

— Michael Mayer (@mikemayerMMO) March 4, 2020

Fans celebrated Alonso for cursing on live TV. One fan even suggested mic-ing him up more often.

Pete Alonso dropping an F bomb on live TV is amazing. I need Pete Alonso mic’d up as much as possible, dude is awesome. pic.twitter.com/AYwkbHQR6e

— Marc Luino (@GiraffeNeckMarc) March 4, 2020

Pete Alonso loves the word Fuck and so do I. And I love him too

— KFC (@KFCBarstool) March 4, 2020

Pete Alonso is pretty fun mic’d up. Just dropped an F-bomb, but we’ll survive. Hey, you want authentic. There it is.

— D.J. Short (@djshort) March 4, 2020

Comedy writer David Brody wrote that Alonso's gaffe shouldn't come as a surprise, since he invented the acronym "LFGM," an adaptation of the three letter abbreviation for "Let's Go Mets." It's not difficult to guess what the "F" stands for.

No surpise. He came up with #LFGM ! RT @Starting9: Pete Alonso dropping bombs while mic’d up @GottaBelievePod #Mets #LGM
pic.twitter.com/9aOC5PqbgM

— David Brody (@DavidBrody) March 4, 2020

Besides the player's off-the-cuff F-bomb, other sports fans praised ESPN's decision to try something new and exciting to make the game more interesting for all fans. Other Twitter users wrote that they'd like to hear Alonso mic'd up for more games.

ESPN mic'd up Pete Alonso for this game in Port St. Lucie.

That, folks, is a way to grow interest in the game of baseball for all fans. It's a cool touch, and feels personal.

— Justin Toscano (@JustinCToscano) March 4, 2020

Okay, props to ESPN -- this mic'd up Pete Alonso segment during the game is really interesting.

— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) March 4, 2020

They should probably mic up Pete Alonso every game. This stuff is fantastic.

— Michael Mayer (@mikemayerMMO) March 4, 2020

Another fan tweeted that Alonso's f-bomb may ruin segments for future games, but also wrote that he expects it from the Met.

Pete Alonso is single handedly trying to ruin the best thing to ever happen to Spring Training. Because of course he is.#MLB https://t.co/lItiJawz8x

— 306-232 (@matilackisback) March 4, 2020

This isn't Alonso's first questionable remark. In a February interview with The New York Post, Alonso phrased his hope for a Mets World Series win a candid matter. "I want to be celebrating on a parade float, drunk as hell, that is the goal," he said. "I want to be having good times with everybody celebrating, holding up a trophy."

Later in the game, infielders and occasional left-fielders Dominic Smith and J.D. Davis were also mic'd up. Smith joked about Davis' former team the Houston Astros, and their cheating scandal. "Davey has a ton of cheat sheets. You know what I'm saying?" Smith chimed in, when Davis was asked about using a cheat sheet for playing different positions.

Here's audio of Dominic Smith joking about former 2017 Astros player and now teammate J.D. Davis having plenty of "cheat sheets" pic.twitter.com/kr4yGFQzq5

— Michael Mayer (@mikemayerMMO) March 4, 2020