Major League Baseball has reached the All-Star break and the New York Mets have a 3 1/2 game lead over the Philadelphia Phillies in the National League East. The Mets are being led by ex-Binghamton Rumble Ponies manager, Luis Rojas.

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Another ex-Binghamton Rumble Ponies player is also responsible for the Amazin' Met's success, Pete Alonso. He played in part of both the 2017 and 2018 seasons and he could still help the Rumble Ponies in 2021. No, he's not being demoted.

Alonso is the defending Homerun Derby champion and he hopes to repeat the feat tonight (7/12). That is how he can help the Rumble Ponies and more importantly their fans with the "Dime A Dinger" promotion.

For every home run that he hits in the derby, the Binghamton Rumble Ponies will take ten cents off the ticket price for any game from July 20th through July 22nd (max. of 120 homers) Then on Saturday, July 24th, everyone is invited to Mirabito Stadium for Pete Alonso BobbleHead Day.

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They are doing the derby a little differently this year by seeding the players by home runs totals through Tuesday, July 6th. Alonso is seeded 5th and will take on 4th seed Salvador Perez from Kansas City in the first round.

In 2019, Alonso had 57 homers and we would LOVE it if he could get close to that many again this year. So good luck tonight Pete and we hope you go yard all night long.

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