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

Bartolo Colon-O-Meter: It's A Fine Line Between Failure And Non-Failure

What did Bartolo Colon teach us about our place in the universe last night? Special philosophical correspondent David Roher was at the ballpark to witness the veteran Yankee's performance against Oakland, as Colon fell behind the A's 5-0—with two of the runs scoring after he'd left the game, on a double served up by… » 8/24/11 4:56pm 8/24/11 4:56pm

Bartolo Colon-O-Meter: The Annihilation Of The Self Into A Greater…

Veteran pitcher Bartolo Colon resumed his philosophical explorations yesterday afternoon, facing the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Angels! Emissaries of the divine! But Colon met the Halos with yet another stolid performance: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 3 K. One more no-decision, in one more eventual Yankees victory. It's… » 8/12/11 4:57pm 8/12/11 4:57pm