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June 6, 2014

Pebble Hunting

Bartolo Colon Approaches First Base

by Sam Miller


When Bartolo Colon and his teammates staged a mini-media strike this spring over a columnist’s fat jokes about him, your first response might have been: “But he’s pretty fat.” Truth is the ultimate defense for libel, if not bullying, and there’s something about an elite athlete (or whatever we want to call somebody who is elite in an athletic pursuit) who is strangely proportioned that invites attention.

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Dire Straits

Zeno's paradox lives!

Jun 06, 2014 07:53 AM
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JasonPennini

Thoroughly enjoyed this

Jun 06, 2014 08:37 AM
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devine

THIS is what I pay for. Quality entertainment, Sam.

Jun 06, 2014 11:16 AM
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mlherr

I enjoy Bartolo Colon. I never saw him in a batting situation with the Athletics, but it was a kick watching him. He really enjoys playing.

Jun 06, 2014 14:12 PM
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sandriola

I'd argue that in the August 2013 clip, Colon only made it roughly 50 feet. He gets two steps past the start of the runner's lane, which is 45 feet down the line.

Jun 06, 2014 17:37 PM
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BP staff member Sam Miller
BP staff

Solid deduction

Jun 06, 2014 18:38 PM
 
BP staff member Jason Wojciechowski
BP staff

He not only dropped the bat in July 2013, he almost lawn darted it.

Jun 07, 2014 01:34 AM
 
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