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June 6, 2014

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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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