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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Mushnick: Bartolo Colon exploding hat size not new

Revok his visa!

Colon cops: Just use his head!

For those who can apply common sense to common physiology, they’d know that it’s almost impossible to conclude Bartolo Colon began juicing just this season.

After all, as noted here last season when he pitched for the Yankees, whose head grows (and grows and grows) well after entering adulthood? Not yours, not mine.

One comparative, neck-up look at Colon photos from early in his career was all it took to reasonably conclude something was up, that his head was becoming the size of a medicine ball.

Also makes you wonder why a valued pitcher such as Colon is annually so expendable, having played for eight teams in the last 10 years while going 106-81. Did teams figure it was just a matter of time before what was impossible to ignore showed up in a test?”

Thanks to S. Mullen.

Repoz Posted: August 26, 2012 at 12:14 AM | 12 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: steroids, yankees

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   1. AROM Posted: August 26, 2012 at 01:13 AM (#4218395)
I thought Bartolo was always huge but wow. Check out his rookie card.
   2. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: August 26, 2012 at 01:41 AM (#4218403)
He looks even skinnier in his Fleer rookie card.
   3. adenzeno Posted: August 26, 2012 at 07:19 AM (#4218426)
30 years ago I wore a 7 3/8 hat, now I wear a 7 1/2 or 7 5/8 (depending on what fits as hats, like clothes are not all the same size despite what the tag says). I PROMISE my incresed hat size (and waist line) is the result of simply eating too much.........not PEDS. Just sayin
   4. The Long Arm of Rudy Law Posted: August 26, 2012 at 08:35 AM (#4218431)
A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the head.
   5. Delicious Cake Posted: August 26, 2012 at 08:42 AM (#4218432)
Colon Exploding

That has got to be intentional.
   6. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: August 26, 2012 at 09:52 AM (#4218445)
Colon Exploding
Obligatory.
   7. cardsfanboy Posted: August 26, 2012 at 10:01 AM (#4218446)
After all, as noted here last season when he pitched for the Yankees, whose head grows (and grows and grows) well after entering adulthood? Not yours, not mine.


Is this remotely true? I keep looking at rookie Hank Aaron and 744 Hank Aaron, and his head got much bigger. I didn't even know that roids were being used in baseball at that time.
   8. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: August 26, 2012 at 10:07 AM (#4218447)
If Colon was taking steroids, it would not have resulted in any growth to his head. HGH is what causes head growth.
   9. John DiFool2 Posted: August 26, 2012 at 10:39 AM (#4218463)
   10. Mattbert Posted: August 26, 2012 at 10:55 AM (#4218468)
HGH is what causes head growth.

Head-growing hormone. Does what it says on the tin.
   11. Drew (Primakov, Gungho Iguanas) Posted: August 26, 2012 at 10:43 PM (#4218851)
I keep looking at rookie Hank Aaron and 744 Hank Aaron, and his head got much bigger.


Hanks head grew some. Colon's grew to about three times original size.
   12. Benji Posted: August 27, 2012 at 05:10 PM (#4219443)
Colon looks like Peter Potamus.

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