Pete Alonso, the reigning National League Rookie of the Year and the face of the New York Mets, lives in Tampa, Florida. He, according to the New York Post, is a fan of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the city’s NFL team.
Knowing that much, you would think that he was thrilled to know that Tom Brady will be the team’s quarterback for the next two years. And, you would also think that he was ecstatic to know that Rob Gronkowski, arguably the most dominant tight end of the last decade, came out of his retirement to join TB12 in his newest adventure in Florida.
Brady and Gronkowski won three Super Bowls together with the New England Patriots. However, this offseason, the team in Foxboro let Brady walk and he signed with the Bucs.
Alonso is “pumped” as a Bucs fan
“I’m pumped,’’ Alonso told The Post this week when he announced his new foundation: http://www.homers4heroes.org. “Tom and Gronk in town. That fires me up. Fire the cannons, baby.’’
To say that Brady and Gronkowski were a dynamic duo in New England would be an understatement. The signal-caller threw a whopping 90 touchdowns to Gronk during their nine years in New England.
Gronkowski decided to retire before last season, but the tight end announced that he would come back a few days ago, and the Patriots and Buccaneers swung a trade.
The Mets’ star wants to work out with the duo
Alonso, the New York Mets’ prized slugger who hit 53 homers last season in his rookie year, offered this invitation: “If Tom wants to work out with me, then let’s get after it,’’ Alonso said. “If Gronk wants to work out with me, let’s go, that would be awesome.’’
Will the trio reunite to work out? Only time will tell, but if it were for the Mets’ star, they would have met already. Stay tuned.