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Mets Morning News: Pete Alonso continues to give back, Red Sox receive punishment from league

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2020 BBWAA Awards Dinner Photo by Mary DeCicco/MLB Photos via Getty Images

Meet the Mets

Pete Alonso and his fiancee officially launched the Homers for Heroes foundation with the aim of recognizing the work of everyday heroes.

On the latest episode of The Cookie Club, Steve Gelbs gets to the bottom of J.D. Davis face.

SNY’s Andy Martino answered fans’ questions including injury updates and what is happening with the sale of the team.

Steve Cohen might still have interest in buying the Mets and could join Alex Rodriguez in his bid to purchase the team.

Howie Rose discussed why he joined Twitter which he says is due to the huge void baseball left in his life.

Willow McNeil and Jake “The Snake” Nimmo are both in Purple Row’s top dog competition. Make sure to vote for these very good doggos.

A local artist is recreating every game he attended from the 2019 season with amazing illustrations.

Around the National League East

Talking Chop took a look back at Game 6 of the 1998 NLCS against the Padres where Atlanta lost 5-0.

Since the Red Sox will be forfeiting their second-round draft pick in the 2020 Draft, this means that those behind them will all move up a slot which is good news for the Marlins.

GM Mike Rizzo is very high on prospect Luis Garcia who could be with the Nationals in 2021.

Around Major League Baseball

After much delay, the Red Sox finally know their penalties for their part in illegally stealing signs. It’s almost universally viewed that the penalty is way too light but its also a symptom of a larger problem as a whole within baseball.

Major League Baseball has shown it’s become the worst parts of capitalism where profit takes precedent over everything else.

Minor League Baseball might agree to losing some teams but they will need something in return from MLB.

Baseball fans are still waiting for refunds from games that will never be played and now Major League Baseball is facing litigation from people who want their money back.

ESPN was looking to acquire the broadcasting rights to the KBO, but they weren’t actually willing to pay money to do it so, for now, it’s not happening.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

A Pod of Their Own went live on Facebook and tried the Insomnia Cookies that became popular with the Cookie Club.

This Date in Mets History

It took until their tenth game of the season, but the 1962 Mets finally picked up the first win in franchise history with a 10-0 win over the Pirates.