10 best Mets sound bites from 2021

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Francisco Lindor, Aaron Loup, Anthony Banda, Pete Alonso and Kevin Pillar TREATED ART
Francisco Lindor, Aaron Loup, Anthony Banda, Pete Alonso and Kevin Pillar TREATED ART

Talk is cheap. Actions speak louder than words. But, sometimes, what someone says can motivate, inspire, or flat out entertain.

We combed through our video archives from the Mets season to compile this list of the best quotes and sound bites from the year.

Whether it was after a tough loss, a big win, or in between, these will have you running through a wall, shedding a solitary tear, or grinning silly from ear to ear.

Buckle up for poignant proclamations from Mets like Pete Alonso, Francisco Lindor, Kevin Pillar, and much more. Here are the 10 of the best from 2021.

10. Trevor May on controversial foul call

After Mets vs. Diamondbacks, Trevor May talks about Josh Reddick's walk-off hit that looked like a foul ball but was ruled fair, resulting in a 6-5 loss.

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9. Aaron Loup ‘cheers’ Mets bullpen

In this Mets vs. Braves postgame interview, lefty relievers Aaron Loup and Anthony Banda talk about the tremendous effort by the Mets bullpen to shut out the Braves in the second game of the doubleheader, gaining a split for New York.

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8. Tommy Hunter’s first MLB hit

After Mets-Braves, Tommy Hunter tells the story of his first MLB hit: "I jumped on first like a little leaguer... I got a knock in The Show."

7. The Dark Knight Returns: Matt Harvey back on Mets mound

Former Mets pitcher Matt Harvey describes the emotions he felt on the mound when Mets fans at Citi Field gave him an ovation. Harvey said he was holding back tears and knows he's had a lot of ups and downs in his career, but thanks Mets fans for that special moment.

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6. Marcus Stroman goes no holds barred

Marcus Stroman wears a championship belt for winning "pitcher of the day" and comments on facing the Padres for the second time in a week, the entire pitching staff feeding off of each other, and always trying to give his team a chance to win.

"I love this team. We have a great flow. We have great camaraderie, a good vibe going on," Stroman said.

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5. Dom Smith says 'meet me in the tunnel'

After a game against Philly, Dom Smith talks about a run-in with Phillies reliever Jose Alvarado with the benches clearing after Alvarado struck out Smith swinging at a 98 mph fastball to end the top of the eighth. Alvarado incited the flaring of tempers by jawing at Smith and gesturing toward him after the strikeout.

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4. Whistle while you work: Francisco Lindor on going deep

In this Subway Series postgame interview, Francisco Lindor talks about his three home runs as the Mets prevailed in a slugfest over the Yankees, 7-6.

Lindor also discusses whistling emanating from the Yankees dugout, and thought it might be the Yankees calling out Taijuan Walker's pitches and "took it personal."

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3. Michael Conforto’s farewell

Michael Conforto gets emotional after the final home game of the 2021 season knowing it could be his final game at Citi Field in a Mets uniform.

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2. Alonso praises Donnie Stevenson

Pete Alonso talks about the Mets simplifying their approach at the plate and credits a new hitting coach named "Donnie Stevenson" for helping them prepare for their game.

Alonso had plenty of classic quotes during 2021 season, here are some of his best:

1. Kevin Pillar is super, man

On May 17, Kevin Pillar – a prominent member of the Mets Bench Mob – was hit in the face by a 94 mph pitch from Atlanta Braves pitcher Jacob Webb, causing multiple nasal fractures. The accident made Pillar look like Rocky Balboa after 15 rounds with Apollo Creed.

Mets manager Luis Rojas called Pillar a warrior after the game, while Pillar mostly worried about his availability.

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