Four Things I Like About The Mets, Who Are Playing Well Right Now

My boss Tim Marchman is making me write about the Mets, both because they have the best record in baseball and because people keep emailing about it. I don’t see any real point, however, in the routine “Oh wow, maybe the Mets are going to get far this season!” post, partly because I don’t believe in sweeping baseball… » 4/23/15 2:56pm 4/23/15 2:56pm

Albert Pujols Gets Robbed At The Wall, Tries To Undress Bartolo Colon

In the seventh inning of yesterday's Athletics-Angels game, Albert Pujols sent a Bartolo Colon fastball deep into center field. Unfortunately for Pujols, Chris Young was there to snatch away what very well may have been a home run. That's when Pujols decided that Colon's jersey needed to pay the price. » 7/22/13 11:23am 7/22/13 11:23am

Bartolo Colon-O-Meter: Who Will Tell The Children?

Last season, we learned that a fat guy who throws a baseball was much more than a fat guy who throws a baseball—the pitching performances of Bartolo Colon were nothing less than an ongoing assay of the human condition. One bad start against the Toronto Blue Jays was a sign that we live in a world without magic.… » 8/22/12 4:20pm 8/22/12 4:20pm

Bartolo Colon Tests Positive For Testosterone, Suspended 50 Games

Like his Dominican compatriot Melky Cabrera, who also plays on the west coast and tested positive for testosterone and was suspended for 50 games by MLB, Bartolo Colon had recently been playing better than we expected him to. Colon, who pitched for the Yankees last year and Oakland this year, had a 111 ERA+ in 50… » 8/22/12 2:00pm 8/22/12 2:00pm

Bartolo Colon-O-Meter: Roy Hobbs Meets Sisyphus

Things got better on Friday for Bartolo Colon, the Yankees' veteran starter and living parable. Yet things also got no better. Pitted against 28-year-old Angels ace Jered Weaver, the 38-year-old Colon found that his arm was fresh, his control everything he wanted it to be. "I feel like I did at the beginning of the… » 9/12/11 5:11pm 9/12/11 5:11pm