The Mets' Jeff McNeil and Pete Alonso are baseball's newest best friends and it's adorable
Just look at those two in the above photo. Aren't they adorable?
They can't even decide who deserves to catch the ball more. Who's more worthy than the other? Neither, is the correct answer. They're wholesomely equal.
It's like when two best friends go get ice cream together and there's only a scoop of mint chocolate chip left.
"You have it," one will say.
"No, you!" says the other.
"Let's share!" both of them smile and say at the same time.
That's Mets stars Jeff McNeil and Pete Alonso. They play next to each other on the field (McNeil at second base, Alonso at first), they bat next to each other in the lineup and, like any pair of best friends, they compliment each other constantly. Look at McNeil's tweets at the beginning of the season. He was so happy that his former Minor League teammate Pete made the team:
You look like the happiest person alive eating that popcorn 😋— Pete Alonso (@Pete_Alonso20) March 31, 2019
Best friends wish each other happy birthday on social media so everybody can see. They also call each other goobers.
They have inside jokes and joyfully talk about them in front of other people.
They also let the other have their time in the limelight.
Jeff McNeil: "I let Pete Alonso get the walk-off right there. I could have done it, but I let Pete do it."— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) May 1, 2019
But again: The ultimate compliments and bashful reactions.
Pete Alonso sees some Ted Williams in Jeff McNeil 🐿 pic.twitter.com/rxt2sh8b0k— SNY (@SNYtv) May 1, 2019
We just have one question: Are they even the best best friends in their own division?
Matt Monagan is a writer for MLB.com. In his spare time, he travels and searches Twitter for Wily Mo Peña news.