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Mets Morning News: Alonso speaks at 9/11 museum, Nationals advance to NLDS

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Meet the Mets

On Tuesday, Pete Alonso donated his game worn 9/11 tribute cleats to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in Manhattan. Alice M. Greenwald, president of the organization, said Alonso is a perfect example of a young man who understands what it means to never forget.

The commemorative cleats will become an annual tradition if the Mets are not allowed to wear the hats of first-responders, Alonso said.

Alonso also sat down with Howie Rose for a one-on-one interview reflecting on his historic rookie season.

The Mets keeping Mickey Callaway for 2020 cannot be ruled out.

The 2019 Mets made this one writer love baseball again.

A man who was knocked unconscious by the T-shirt cannon at Citi Field wants them banned and is suing the team.

Around the National League East

The Nationals used an 8th inning rally against Josh Hader and the Brewers to win the NL Wild Card game and seal a spot in the NLDS against the Dodgers.

Dallas Keuchel will get the start for the Braves in Game 1 of the NLDS.

What could be taking so long as the Phillies decide the fate of Gabe Kapler?

Around Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball unveiled an ad titled ‘We Play Loud’ ahead of the start of postseason play.

Could hiring Joe Maddon help the Angels land Gerrit Cole?

Meanwhile, the Angels let go of their pitching coach and bench coach on Tuesday.

Sean Manea will start the AL Wild Card game tonight for the A’s.

Fangraphs looked at why explaining the home run boom is so hard to explain.

A group pushing for a MLB franchise in Nashville released renderings of what a stadium would look like.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Mets fans expressed optimism at the conclusion of the 2019 season.

Allison McCague delivered the final pitcher performance meter and position player performance meter of the season.

Chris McShane looked at who to root for in the postseason in the NL.

Michael Drago looked back at Noah Syndergaard’s rocky 2019 season.

The latest UnforMETable podcast came out!

This Date in Mets History

Mike Piazza played his final game as a Met on this date in 2005.