Since there is no baseball, major leaguers are quarantined in their homes. Most of them are doing some light workouts here, some throwing there to keep themselves in shape in case the season starts relatively soon, although that is looking unlikely because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In the case of the New York Mets‘ first baseman Pete Alonso, he is finding ways to bring joy to people, and that is a gift in these times of uncertainty.
The Mets’ slugger recently appeared in class! Yes, that’s right: Alonso was an unannounced visitor in a Mr. Berry’s geometry class at Jericho High School on Long Island. The class’ platform was Zoom.
“Figured today we’d switch things up,” Gregory Berry, per SNY, said while introducing the mysterious guest. “Called in some reinforcements and I’m gonna have someone else introduce the lesson. So Pete, take it away.”
Enter Pete Alonso, the Mets’ bringer of joy. His appearance in the class was the result of a charitable donation Berry made.
“What’s up, y’all, it’s Pete Alonso here from the New York Mets,” the first baseman said. “I know you guys are in Mr. Berry’s class and I know he’s teaching geometry. I know he wants me to say something about ‘make sure to learn your cyclic quadrilaterals,’ but I don’t even know what the hell a cyclic quadrilateral is. I don’t even know how to say it right.”
The New York Mets’ star has problems pronouncing “cyclical quadrilateral”
He even joked about not knowing how to pronounce “cyclical quadrilateral” and encouraged the students to stay in school. After that, Alonso gave a shoutout to the school’s baseball team.
“I’m sorry about y’all’s season, boys,” Alonso said. “Quite frankly, this virus sucks. But I can’t wait for you guys to get back to playing again. We’re all gonna power through this together.”
We don’t need to tell you that the students were thrilled to see Pete Alonso on their class.
“Pete Alonso showed up on my geometry class,” one student told News 12. “It made my quarantine.”
“Called in some reinforcements for our Cyclic Quadrilateral lesson! Thank you @Pete_Alonso20 for the intro! Clearly, I am missing @NYMBaseball @SportsCenter #remotelearning #peoplehelpingpeople,” professor Berry wrote in his Twitter account.
Called in some reinforcements for our Cyclic Quadrilateral lesson! Thank you @Pete_Alonso20 for the intro! Clearly, I am missing @NYMBaseball @SportsCenter #remotelearning #peoplehelpingpeople pic.twitter.com/0suDNXWjnm
â€” Gregory Berry (@MrBerry11) April 14, 2020