ESPN.com Happy birthday, Bart! Atlanta Braves pitcher Bartolo Colon, who turns 44 today, has come a long way since he was a fresh-faced rookie for the Cleveland Indians in 1997. Since he hit the major leagues 20 years ago, he's won a Cy Young Award, earned four All-Star selections, pitched for nine teams and hit one rather legendary home run. So how have his two decades in baseball changed him? He's been through a lot -- and keeps coming back for more -- but the one aspect of his evolution that's most instantly apparent: his look.
We’re roughly a quarter of the way through the 2017 Major League Baseball season, and some things have gone as expected. But other things? Not so much. There have been several surprising developments over the first month-plus, which could make for an interesting summer in which unpredictability reigns supreme. The Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians, for instance, entered this season as the favorites to represent the National League and American League, respectively, in the World Series after squaring off in a legendary, seven-game Fall Classic in 2016. But some other clubs have started strong in 2017, giving reason to believe we might not have a rematch after all. The latest episode of “The Dish”
A lot of Cleveland Indians had great games tonight. That tends to happen when you win a closely-contested shootout. Edwin Encarnacion hit a pair of home runs and looks like he’s on track to finally be worth the money the Indians are paying him, Andrew Miller made several grown men look silly, and Carlos Carrasco pitched well despite not having his best stuff. But the story of this game was undoubtedly Daniel Robertson. Given his career arc to this point, he may never get more print time than he will over the next 24 hours following his heroic effort in the Tribe’s win tonight. He started with a triple, followed that up with a great catch while running face-first into a wall, and finally he showed