MLB will not be fining or disciplining Pete Alonso and/or the Mets in any way for the custom cleats commemorating 9/11, which they wore without permission during Wednesday night's game, a source told SNY's Andy Martino.
Alonso decided to have the custom cleats made after being rebuffed by MLB on his initial plan for the Mets to wear custom first responder hats during the game.
"It was just a little gift from me to my teammates," Alonso said after the game. "I'm really happy that everyone wore the shoes, because we could have gotten fined for it," Alonso said. "I'm really just happy that everyone was behind me and stuck with this. You don't have to be a baseball fan, I hope the general population appreciates this."
Since wearing first responder hats in-game in every game in 2001 following the attacks on September 11, MLB has refused to let the Mets wear the hats in-game each September 11 since.