Over at Cut4, Chris Landers has a really fun post, looking back at the first and most recent Spring Training photos of the more … veteran Major Leaguers.
Among the very best looks is Bartolo Colon twenty years ago and today:
— Cut4 (@Cut4) February 27, 2018
He’s truly a national treasure.
And as I got to thinking more and more about Big Sexy, who’ll be trying to break camp with the Rangers this Spring, I was reminded of the home run he hit two years ago, the first of his career … at age 42 and 11 months.
And for no other reason than because we can I thought it was time to re-visit this monster blast:
He might be a pitcher and he might be nearly 43-years-old, but you just cannot leave a pitch right here:
Because it will be crushed.
With that homer, Colon became the oldest baseball player ever to hit his first home run.