Buck Showalter wasn’t a fan of Pete Alonso’s live bomb.
After his three-run home run against the Rays last Wednesday, Mets starting star Pete Alonso used his trademark phrase “LFGM” during an on-field interview with SNY broadcast over the Citi Field PA system — except instead Alonso said, “Let the Mets go king.”
The f-bomb was broadcast uncensored.
And while some fans may have loved the messages, his manager may have been silently muttering some profanity of his own.
During an appearance Tuesday on “The Michael Kay Show,” Showalter alluded to the f-bomb while discussing Alonso’s “infectious” energy.
“I hear some things he says in the dugout and some things he shouldn’t say outside the dugout here and there, though that’s a story for another day, though I’m sure it’ll be here soon,” Showalter said.
Michael Kay took the opportunity to ask the manager about the f-bomb, saying he wouldn’t bring it up but would since Showalter referred to it.
Showalter said he was “of course” upset about Alonso’s swearing in this setting.
“I learned the lesson a long time ago,” Showalter said. “My mom would read her lips and boy, on that Sunday drive home the day after the game when I would always call her and put the phone on speaker, she would tell me, and I would always freak out. Yeah, it’s not a good idea and something I don’t think you’ll ever see happen again. I do not wish.”
Kaye posited that the Mets manager addressed the incident with Alonso, saying it was “impressive” that the first base hitter received the criticism so well since Showalter said he didn’t think it would happen again.
“Let’s face it, everyone on this call, except me, used that word,” Showalter joked to Kay, Don La Greca, and Peter Rosenberg. “It’s where you put it, and people are always listening here. It’s just unfortunate because I don’t want someone’s day on the court to be less than it could be because of something someone heard that they shouldn’t have heard.”
According to Awful Announcing, Kay claimed to have never used the f-word in his life.
He attributed this to a childhood experience of having to eat soap after he said the word “suck”.
Alonso, 28, leads the Majors with 18 home runs and leads the National League with 43 RBI.