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‘Big Sexy’ Bartolo Colon Says He’s Happy to Be Back in AL Where He Won’t Have to Hit or Run (GIFs)
It turns out that Bartolo Colon‘s favorite thing about playing baseball and his fans’ favorite thing about watching him play baseball are not the same.
Over the last few years it has been an absolute delight watching Big Sexy hit and run the bases while playing for the New York Mets in the National League. However, after signing a one-year deal with the Texas Rangers, the 44-year-old pitcher says he is thrilled he won’t have to do any of that any more.
When asked by The Athletic’s Levi Weaver this week if he was sad to be leaving the National League, where he got to showcase his prowess at the plate, the former Cy Young winner said he’s not sad at all.
“No no,” Colon said. “The American league is better for me, because I don’t have to hit…or run.”
Of course, should Colon actually make the Rangers’ opening day roster, there’s always the chance we’ll get to see him bat in interleague play. However, even if his hitting career really is over for good, we’ll always have the GIFs…
Ah, the memories.
Hat Tip – [theScore]