“I feel like a piece of crap.”

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The rookie MLB architect’s first hit is one of the most important moments of his life, instantly turning the ball into a memento for life. St. Louis Cardinals rookie Massen Wien almost lost his car.

Wayne, a 21-year-old quarterback, made his Major League Soccer debut on Friday against the New York Mets. In the fifth inning, he hit a chopper high to third base and used his speed to beat the pitcher for a groundstroke. Mets first baseman Pete Alonso set up to catch the ball, then was expected to throw the ball to the Cardinals dugout for the keepsake.

Instead, Alonso threw it high and deep into the stands at Busch Stadium:

Safe to say, the Cardinals crowd was not happy, nor were the Cardinals themselves. Katie Wu of The Athletic He noted that starting pitcher Miles Mikulas was so angry that he was told to calm down by first base umpire John Tampany, while the crowd chanted “Give back”.

Fortunately for all involved, the ball was found and returned to the Cardinals, securing the all-important trophy for Winn.

Alonso immediately became a social media villain, but his continued apology and explanation after the game, in a 7-1 Mets victory, indicated the throw was an innocent foul. Alonso, who never hid his emotions, put up his mistake, calling it a “really bad brain fart” and vowed to get Wayne something on Saturday to make it up to him.

Full explanation via Cuts:

“I feel awful. I feel awful. I know it sounds stupid, but it’s just a bad brain fart. I know throwing the ball into the stands, and it robs him of a really special moment. I feel really bad thinking about my first putt and just getting the ball back into the dugout. I feel awful.” I feel like a piece of crap.

“In the heat of the moment, you kind of get lost. I got up trying to play, the umpire said ‘Hey, we’ll try to switch that ball over,’ so I’m like ‘Okay,’ I’m going to do what I always do. I always throw the ball into the stands, but I’m not going to throw the ball In the bleachers again, and I’ll roll every ball to the dugout when they switch it up.

“That’s a really bad mistake and it’s completely unintentional. I feel terrible about it. I feel really bad. I apologized to him when I was on power two. I’m really sorry and will try to talk to him and get him something for tomorrow as an apology. He’s stupid, he looks really bad and I feel like Idiot. I feel terrible. I feel really bad.”

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 14: Pete Alonso #20 of the New York Mets plays against the Pittsburgh Pirates in a game at Citi Field on August 14, 2023 in New York City.  (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Pete Alonso missed Massen Wien’s first career hit. Understanding Cardinals. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Obviously, the Cardinals accepted Alonso’s apology, though says director Ole Marmul Some of the players talked to Alonso after reaching first base and understood what had happened. Wayne himself made fun of it all, via Bali Sports Midwest:

“He apologized at first, and when he got second later, he apologized too. A complete accident. I thought it was very funny, especially after we got the ball back, I thought it was a little funny.”

Wayne said he would give the ball to his mother. Ranked as the 32nd prospect in baseball MLB pipeline, Wayne started at shortstop and went 1-for-4 while striking out the ninth. Alonso was 0-for-4 with two strikes.

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