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The Mets Fire Two Real Coaches. No Word on the Fake One.

It’s all fun and games until somebody gets fired.

The Mets had a good laugh over the weekend in Philadelphia, when they beat the Phillies twice with some big hits in the late innings. Behind the Zoom screen, Pete Alonso credited an imaginary character named Donnie Stevenson for helping the hitters. Donnie, you see, is an approach coach.

“We just made a nice new hire — Donnie,” Alonso said on Saturday night. “He’s nice. He’s a great hitting/approach coach. Donnie’s been great helping the team.”

Then Michael Conforto joined in: “He made an appearance today at our hitters’ meeting.