42-year-old pitcher Bartolo Colon hit his first career home run and the internet went wild
The impossible has happened. Bartolo Colon hit a home run.
The portly, 42-year-old pitcher, who has become somewhat of a cult figure for his wild at bats, hit his first career home run on Saturday off of San Diego Padres pitcher James Shields. The home run came in Colon's 226th at bat and the call by the Mets announcers was pretty epic.
Needless to say, social media had a field day.
OMG, Bartolo Colon just hit a bomb at Petco. I've now seen it all— Scotty Takade (@ScottTakade) May 8, 2016
OMG BARTOLO COLON JUST HOMERED!!! THE WORLD IS ENDING!!!— Faux George McCaskey (@FauxMcCaskey) May 8, 2016
Bartolo Colon circled the bases in 30.58 secs on his first career tater trot. Somehow it feels both super slow and amazingly fast.— Tater Trot Tracker (@TaterTrotTrkr) May 8, 2016
NOT SAYING HE SAVORED IT BUT WHEN BARTOLO BEGAN CIRCLING THE BAGS CALIFORNIA WAS STILL A STAND-ALONE REPUBLIC.— Marc Carig (@MarcCarig) May 8, 2016
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