Runs Batted In are sometimes referred to as “Ribeyes.” No more appropriate term could apply to Bartolo Colon’s first hit of the Grapefruit League.’
As the New York Mets took on the Miami Marlins with Colon on the mound, the eventuality of the hefty veteran appearing at the plate became an anticipated event. In his first at-bat, Colon took three strikes and went back to the dugout.
In his second at-bat? Adam Rubin found this video from a fan in attendance.
— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) March 22, 2014
Mets’ Newsday writer Marc Carig says that Colon actually worked extensively on his hitting after he signed his 2-year, $20 million contract. Carig says that the 40-year old Colon took video of his swings in the Domincan Republic and sent them to scouts to be evaluated, working on his swing so much that he developed blisters on his hands.
In 2010, Bengie Molina became the most unlikely person to hit for the cycle, as he, as a member of the Rangers, hit for one in Fenway Park. He, too, received a standing ovation. Molina was only 190 pounds.
Bartolo Colon is 265 pounds.
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