Bartolo Colon Newsbeat
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
I paid good $ to see BartoLOLo swing the bat at Nats Park and instead this happened:
Colon later admitted he has battled lower-back soreness for the last two-plus weeks. Not wanting to risk aggravating the back, he kept the bat on his shoulder and was called out on strikes three times.
“I thought it wasn’t worth it to swing,” Colon said. “I swing at the balls pretty hard and I thought, ‘Not worth making my back worse,’ so I told their catcher from the beginning, ‘Just throw it right down the middle, [I’m] not swinging.’ ”
Also, take note:
WOR radio will rebroadcast Game 6 of the 1986 World Series (with play by play from Bob Murphy and Gary Thorne) on Thursday at 7 p.m. The Mets will celebrate the 30th anniversary of that World Series title — the franchise’s most recent — this weekend.
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Watch it wiggle, see it jiggle…
On Thursday night, Clark Toys posted an offering from Forever Collectibles: a commemorative Bartolo Colon home run bobblehead that also has a bobble stomach.
In less than 24 hours, Clark Toys has sold more than 500 of them.
“Most of the bobbleheads we sell are limited to 360 pieces and they take months to sell,” said Travis Pyan, managing partner of Clark Toys. “When the buzz on this item started this morning, we sold 100 in 30 minutes.”
Pyan said he can’t remember any athlete bobblehead that was ordered faster than Colon’s.
“In 2008, we sold 600 Barack Obama bobbleheads on the night he was elected,” Pyan recalled.
The Colon bobbleheads are limited to 942 pieces and cost $39.99.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
And the public shaming commences….NOW!
Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon has been living a double life that gives new meaning to his nickname “Big Sexy” — siring two secret love children with a woman while married to his devoted wife of 21 years, The Post has learned.
The 42-year-old hurler has been dragged into Manhattan court by Alexandra Santos, 38, who claims the $7 million-a-year player is a deadbeat dad who failed to pay child support for their elementary-school-age kids.
Posted: May 18, 2016 at 09:59 AM | 32 comment(s)
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Better than the original…
New York Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon’s first career home run is a thing of majesty and beauty all on its own. Between the dugout reaction, the fan reaction, the announcers’ reaction, and Bartolo’s magnificent home run trot, you might think it can’t get any better.
But it can.
A Mets fan and video editor named Mark Evans created a mash-up of Bartolo’s home run and the famous home run scene from The Natural, and it feels so right you might wonder “Is this how it actually happened?”
Sunday, May 08, 2016
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Manfred told ESPN he was merely discussing the pros and cons of a possible change and did not mean to create the impression that NL clubs want to adopt the DH. He compared the reaction to his comments to the fallout a year ago when he discussed the possibility of eliminating defensive shifts as a hypothetical change that MLB might consider.
“When I talked about the defensive shifts, I let myself get into a situation where I speculated about a change I wasn’t serious about,” Manfred said. “I made the same mistake this time when I went back and forth on the pros and cons of the DH issue rather than saying what I’ve said all along—that I think we’re status quo on the DH, because it is the single most important feature that defines the differences between the two leagues.”
Tuesday, January 05, 2016
On Tuesday, the former Cy Young award winner and three-time All-Star took to the streets of his native Dominican Republic for an intense morning workout, putting his physical gifts on display for some locals.
Posted: January 05, 2016 at 02:58 PM | 1 comment(s)
for his generous support.
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