Pete Alonso should never take off his incredible Home Run Derby victory chain
The 2019 T-Mobile Home Run Derby was one for the record books, as Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Joc Pederson blasted dingers left and right to nearly steal the show. In the end, though, the victor was a man with top-quality power of his own: Mets rookie sensation Pete Alonso.
Alonso hung tough with Ronald Acuna Jr. and Carlos Santana to reach the last round, where he took down one more great challenge from Guerrero. With 23 homers in the final, Alonso won the Home Run Derby ... as well as a simply stunning victory chain, courtesy of Daddy Yankee:
No, seriously. That thing is incredible. Take a closer look!
That's not all. As Francisco Lindor pointed out, it can spin, too!
Francisco Lindor came over to congratulate Pete 😂 pic.twitter.com/DrydmFCJh4— SNY (@SNYtv) July 9, 2019
I don't think I'm being unreasonable when I say that the chain looks so good on Alonso that he should never remove it. I mean, why would you? It says everything you need to know:
Ordering a sandwich at your favorite deli? The butcher needs to know that it's for the Derby Champ.
About to go through some rigorous exercise at the gym? Everyone around you should know to take you seriously. Because you're the Derby Champ.
Lying down for a nap on the beach? I know that chain's going to get hot, especially if you're not wearing a shirt. But everyone on the sand better know that you're the Derby Champ.
See? Jeff McNeil gets it.
All hail the Derby Champ.
Andrew Mearns is a writer for Cut4 whose baseball obsession was born from the shattered dreams of Mike Mussina's perfect game attempt in 2001. He has a startling memory of World Series highlights that barely functions as a party trick.