We will go ahead and update this as soon as we get the official highlight video, but the impossible dream was realized in the second inning of tonight’s Mets-Padres game. I think I’d better let Gary explain. (Courtesy of Ben Diamond.)
BARTOLO COLON HOME RUN pic.twitter.com/gphv8anyFo
— Ben Diamond (@_BenDiamond) May 8, 2016
Bartolo Colon, at the age of 43, hit a home run despite usually taking cuts where his helmet falls off. Here’s a slow-mo video of him carrying his bat with him–ostensibly because he’s a boss–courtesy of Kenny Ducey:
(Slow motion) Bartolo Colon carries his bat to first base following a home run pic.twitter.com/loHqyDR5qT
— Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) May 8, 2016
There are few moments in baseball that are just pure joy. I’m not sure anyone (shy of James Shields) isn’t ecstatic about this event. A 43-year-old man took a pitch yard, despite every appearance that this particular event would never happen. He’s an overweight pitcher who spent most of his career in the American League. I love baseball, and I love this team.