The MLB released an emotional video tribute to NL Rookie of the Year Pete Alonso that calls back to his childhood

Mary Altaffer/APAs a tribute to the 24-year-old, the MLB released an emotional video in which Alonso reflects on ‘What The Good Life Means to Me.’
  • New York Mets slugger Pete Alonso has been named the 2019 National League Rookie of the Year.
  • As a tribute to the 24-year-old, the MLB released an emotional video in which Alonso reflects on “What The Good Life Means to Me.”
  • In the video, Alonso – who paced the NL with 53 home runs during the 2019 season – reads from an essay he wrote five years ago about his “unrealistic” dream of reaching the majors while clips of him playing baseball as a child flash on the screen.
  • “I’ve done the maths. I know the odds,” Alonso narrates. “But I also know that the moment I step into the box is when I feel most like myself: a goofy kid who crushes baseballs. That is the good life.”
  • The video wraps with a shot of Alonso crying in disbelief with the words “Welcome to The Good Life, Pete,” written across the screen.
  • Check out the full video below:
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