Bartolo Colon delivered a thrilling moment for the New York Mets on Wednesday afternoon. Not only was it fun for him and his teammates, it was fun for baseball fans and just the internet in general.
It was nine years ago that Colon got his last hit in the big leagues. While he might have looked similar at that time (exactly the same, probably), just imagine how different some people’s lives were at the time. For example, Mike Trout was 14 years old the last time Colon got a hit.
Watching Colon swing a bat has provided a number of entertaining moments this season, from the lunging swings to the times that his helmet has fallen off. Even the swing that actually delivered the base hit wasn’t exactly out of a baseball fundamentals video, if you know what I mean.
Lance Lynn, who is otherwise a good starting pitcher on a St. Louis Cardinals team full of good pitchers, now has the dubious distinction of being the guy who surrendered an extra base hit to Bartolo Colon.
Have you ever wondered how long it would take for an average big league player to walk to second base? Having watched Colon barely run into second base, we might have the answer.
Watch the video of Colon’s hit below, courtesy of MLB.com: