Gronk, meet Polar Bear.
Mets slugger Pete Alonso lives in Tampa, Fla., and like every other Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan, he was thrilled to hear the news Rob Gronkowski will join Tom Brady, reuniting the tight end and quarterback who won three Super Bowls together as Patriots.
“I’m pumped,’’ Alonso told The Post on Wednesday, the day he announced his new foundation: www.homers4heroes.org. “Tom and Gronk in town. That fires me up. Fire the cannons, baby.’’
Those cannons will fire from the end zone pirate ship at Raymond James Stadium when Brady connects with Gronkowski for a touchdown. Brady threw 90 TD passes to Gronk during their nine years together with the Patriots.
The 6-foot-6, 260-pound Gronkowski hasn’t played in 13 months since retiring last offseason, but said he is healthy and refreshed having a year away from the rigors of the NFL. The 6-3, 245-pound Alonso, who hit 53 home runs as a rookie, offered this invitation: “If Tom wants to work out with me, then let’s get after it,’’ Alonso said. “If Gronk wants to work out with me, let’s go, that would be awesome.’’
The Polar Bear and Gronk working out together, that would be something to see.