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Jacob deGrom looks to Bartolo Colon for season’s goal

PORT ST. LUCIE — Jacob deGrom wants to be just like Bartolo Colon. But that doesn’t mean trying to frustrate hitters with an 88-mph two-seam fastball or becoming the jovial life of the party with whom fans are enamored. DeGrom wants to eat – innings – like Colon. “I think the goal is to get...
Via New York Post
1 day ago

What Does the Venerable Bartolo Colon Bring to the Atlanta Braves?

Right-handed pitcher Bartolo Colon, who joined the Atlanta Braves for the 2017 season, is the oldest active player in baseball and is the last former Expo in the majors. The 43-year-old entered the major leagues in 1997 and has a career ERA+ of 111 in 19 major-league seasons (he missed all of 2010 with shoulder injuries, and was suspended for 50 games in 2012 for taking performance...
Via Sons of Sam Horn
6 days ago

The Braves set a video of Bartolo Colon’s photoshoot to some sexy lighting and jazz music

The Atlanta Braves added 43-year-old starting pitcher Bartolo Colon to their starting rotation over the offseason, and the Braves’ social media team is already making the most of the addition. On Tuesday night, the Braves tweeted out a video of “Big Sexy” doing his first photoshoot in an Atlanta uniform. The video features some lighting and jazz music that seem straight out...
Via The Comeback
February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

MLB makes ‘epic Bartolo Colon movie trailer you never knew you needed’ (vid)

Bartolo Colon is without question a fine baseball player whose longevity in the game refutes any notion otherwise. But in his latter years, Colon has attained cult-like status among fans thanks to his charismatic personality, portly frame and unorthodox approach to at-bats. The 43-year-old amazingly is still going strong — his remarkable offseason workout videos establishes this...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Bartolo Colon owns offseason again with great workout video

A terrific video hit the Internet Thursday showcasing Bartolo Colon putting in an impressive workout at his baseball academy in his native Dominican Republic. While not boasting the physique of a devout workout warrior, the video clearly demonstrates that Colon is willing to put in the offseason work. The video, posted by’s Jesse Sanchez, is everything one would expect...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
December 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Bartolo Colon's Workouts in the Dominican Republic Are Straight Out of an 80s Infomercial

Bartolo Colon isn't planning to retire any time soon. The 43-year-old, 283-pound Atlanta Braves pitcher is currently in his native Dominican Republic, enjoying the warm weather and training hard. At least, I think this qualifies as training. I'm not quite sure. Bartolo Colon is getting after it in the Dominican Republic. He's chasing Marichal for the most wins by a pitcher...
Via Stack
December 15, 2016  |  Discuss

RA Dickey adopting ‘Little Ugly’ nickname to go with Bartolo Colon’s ‘Big Sexy’

Like Bartolo Colon, R.A. Dickey is a veteran quadragenarian right-hander who signed a one-year deal with the Atlanta Braves this offseason. And now he has the nickname to rival Colon’s as well. Dickey announced on Friday that he’s adopting a new moniker to go with Colon’s renowned “Big Sexy” title. “I gave myself the nickname Little Ugly,” said the knuckleballer, per...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Syndergaard has funny reaction to Colon signing with Braves

Bartolo Colon has been one of the most consistent and entertaining players on the New York Mets roster over the past three seasons. Like many fans, fellow hurler Noah Syndergaard is devastated to see the 43-year-old leave. Colon reportedly signed a one-year deal with the Atlanta Braves on Friday, and Syndergaard reacted with a hilarious tweet: Feelings right now #BigSexy pic...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 11, 2016  |  Discuss

LEADING OFF: Colon, Mets aim for playoffs, AL chase tightens

A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday: --- GETTING CLOSE Bartolo Colon, the steadiest part of an injury-depleted rotation, tries to put the Mets back into the playoffs. The 43-year-old righty (14-8, 3.42 ERA) starts at Philadelphia as the defending NL champions aim to lock up a wild-card spot. The Phillies could throw a bunch of relievers, with Phil Klein coming...
Via Associated Press
September 30, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bartolo Colon’s fat-guy stretching routine is great

At 43 years of age and weighing in at just over 285 pounds, New York Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon isn’t worried about what fans think about his physique or what he looks like on the field. This was evident when he did a funny stretching routine during Wednesday’s game against the Marlins that was the equivalent to an elderly person doing aerobics in the pool. Check out “Big...
Via The Sports Daily
September 01, 2016  |  Discuss

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