Just Bartolo Colon embarrassing some kids a quarter his age
Bartolo Colon couldn’t land a job with an MLB team this season but he’s still out there making hitters look silly.
Colon, 46, is back in his native Dominican Republic these days, updating fans on his delightful Instagram page. On Tuesday, he posted a couple of videos of himself crashing a pickup game between players who couldn’t have been much older than 12. Big Sexy took the mound and started mowing them down.
One kid got fooled so badly by Colon’s signature two-seam fastball that he kept falling out of the box as he swung.
A post shared by Bartolo Colon (@bcolon40) on Sep 17, 2019 at 10:58am PDT
Another kid was so intimidated by the big leaguer’s heater that he didn’t even get the bat off his shoulder.
A post shared by Bartolo Colon (@bcolon40) on Sep 17, 2019 at 11:52am PDT
Bartolo’s MLB career may be over, but maybe he can sneak on to a Little League World Series team next year.
Yaz looked right at home in Boston
A Yastrzemski played leftfield in Fenway Park on Tuesday for the first time in more than 25 years. Carl’s grandson Mike is a rookie for the Giants and their schedule worked out such that they made a trip to Boston this season.
Before the game, the legend and the rookie got to walk the field together.
Mike added an exclamation mark with a home run in the fourth inning.
— SI MLB (@si_mlb) September 18, 2019
Still a long way to go, though.
Fenway home runs by a Yastrzemski:
1. Carl 237.
2. Mike 1.
— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) September 18, 2019
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New Warriors jerseys
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— Marcus Thompson (@ThompsonScribe) September 17, 2019
This is seriously impressive
I have no words
Quick reminder that the greatest video ever produced in human history is the 2010 intro video for the University of Alaska-Fairbanks hockey team. It's a roller-coaster. pic.twitter.com/TkBRh2oPn3
— Pablo Maurer (@MLSist) September 16, 2019
Georgia’s not taking any chances
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This is cute
Another great mask tribute by Zane McIntyre to his late “Grandma Susie,” who was sparked his passion for hockey and drove him all over North Dakota to play before she passed away in 2011. Zane also legally changed last name from Gothberg in 2014 to honour her. https://t.co/o7kZrkhWPU
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Yeah, supplements. That’s it.
Mike Gundy remembering going on the road to Lincoln his first time to play at Nebraska... “Their guys were on some pretty good natural supplements at the time” pic.twitter.com/8LFwnY6IEj
— Curtis Fitzpatrick (@cfitzfox) September 16, 2019
Not a coincidence they won the lottery after James Dolan sold the team
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Alex Trebek is going through another round of chemo
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— Neeraj K. Agrawal (@NeerajKA) September 17, 2019
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