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How 'Big Sexy' Became the Most Loved Player in Sports
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How Bartolo Colon became the most lovable player in baseball
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After Bartolo Colon hit a homerun off of James Shields The Padres had no choice but to trade Shields. That trade ended up being the greatest in franchise history yielding the Padres Fernando Tatis Jr.
Dose that mean that Bartolo gave the padres tatis
@No it absolutely does it might be indirect but it does mean that
*Cries in White Sox fan
*SO MANY LIES IN ONE VIDEO* 👎🧢😴👎🧢😴👎🧢😴
Bartolo Colon might just be the perfect embodiment of the Mets. Bad luck and controversy follows him everywhere he goes, he defies logic and has memorable and sometimes ridiculous moments, but still stands. He doesn't fit in, and doesn't want to fit in. He is admired by a loyal and dedicated following despite plenty of logical reasons to not do so, and makes beauty in a way only he can. Big Sexy, he may not be the best Mets player ever, but no one embodied this team more than he.
Sincerely, a Mets fan.
Whatever magic he had, he left it in New York.
“Somehow, Bartolo Colon is missing” is such a golden headline
"Somehow, Bartolo Colon returned."
@Blokewood3 you could not have selected a more random character to say that
@Zack Newton It's a reference to Poe's ridiculous line "Somehow, Palpatine returned."
@Blokewood3 oh alr
To show how beloved he is, that homerun he hit was in San Diego and still the fans went nuts. I could only imagine what would have happened if he hit it at Citifield.
I was at the game. It was crazy
@Khalil Martinez that’s very cool! What an experience this had to be.
@Bosstime 2021 yeah, even though I’m a Padres fan and most of the people on the stadium were as you said all the fans still went nuts. It was basically the only time I ever experienced that feeling of unity I guess, where no matter what we were all rooting for this one player
New York wouldve collapse from the earthquake
Bartolo helped the Padres get Fernando Tatis Jr. When the Padres win a World Series with Tatis, the team better send him a ring and invite him to the parade
One time I farted in the airport and Tatis was there I hope they send me a ring for helping too
@Nicholas O sbd? Or no?
“When the padres win a World Series.” Is the funniest statement ever.
I believe in the scientific community they call this a “lucid” dream.
When? They’ll never win
Bartolo embodied what a lot of guys forget once you get to the competitive level: have fun. the part about hide and seek before his starts reminded me that.
@C4oUre -- Won't argue with that logic; that might be why he lasted as long as he did.
oh my gosh yes,, id imagine the lack of intense pressure and stress kept him physically healthy. Good mind=good body. Its wonderful that he never broke down to pressure and is still going strong
I'll never forget being at Opening Day at Citi Field in 2017 when the Mets faced the Braves, and Bartolo got among the biggest cheers of anyone during introductions. It's the only time I can ever remember someone on the Braves getting cheered at Citi.
Quite a guy and always a joy to watch...😊😊
The fact that he got an even bigger helmet after seeing the crowds reaction to his ridiculous swinging shows you exactly the kind of man this guy was.
Bartolo's home run is one of my favorite baseball moments... And I'm a Phillies fan
Same. And I'm a Padres fan.
Same and im a braves fan he is prt of my top 3 favorite players and hes not 2 or 3
Go Phils! IMO the best part of that home run is when you hear the crowd cheer and realize ITS AN AWAY GAME
Nats fan here, still love that homer and Bartolo in general. It's hard to not love Bartolo.
I don’t understand what being a fan of a certain team has to do with this lmao
That 2016 season was unbelievable. He was a machine.
2013 was better
The best thing about the machine he became, you could tell where the fuel tank was!
Of food :D
He did it his way, gotta respect that.
Great, now Frank Sinatra is in my head
@J K Or Sid Vicious.
@Echo L I despise who he was but love the cover, it's definitely the version I heard reading that comment
U should’ve made more emphasis on Colon taking a perfect game to the 8 at 45. I remember that game. That was insane. Overweight and old and almost threw a perfect game.
wym, peak human athletics
He spent 22 seasons in the majors, became the last active player to have played in the 20th century -- and is still playing pro ball a year shy of 50. Amazin' indeed.
I'll never forget that Bartolo homerun on The Mets. Everyone went absolutely nuts when he got it.
Wasn't that a grand slam?
He also has the record for the most consecutive strikes thrown by a pitcher... How could that not be mentioned in the video
Divataster🛐 12 year old me would love hitting against an MLB pitcher.
He threw 38 strikes in a rowwww
I never knew this 👍👍
bro thank you so much for starting these long videos about certain players. You take so many time on them and they are absolutely amazing
@Baseball Doesn't Exist found the Chick-fil-A worker
It’s impossible to not love Bartolo Colon. He’s a lovable character.
“…Bartolo no slide” 😂 freaking legend
I wouldn't even care about his age if I was a GM or owner of a baseball team, he's a marketable player that would have a lot of fans watching him and everything. The positivity of this guy is awesome and some MLB team should honestly sign him for 2022 to an invite to Spring Training at least and see what he's got at 48 years old
Especially signing him for spring training. It’s almost no risk to the team and generates a ton of hype and excitement both from the fanbase and from the young players. It would build a lot of team culture and buzz.
a's should have signed him again......might as well considering how many players they traded. they would have at least gotten good publicity
Now this man is the epitome of baseball. No cares at all, just love for the game and skill.
Man, this guy doesn't even put sponsors in his amazingly-produced videos - respect
His home run as a Met is one of my favorite MLB moments ever, with an epic call from the announcer.
The sexiest most athletic athlete of this generation
It’s a crime against humanity this specimen of peak male figure has never appeared on the cover of a fashion magazine
He is a force of nature
*greatest athlete in human history
Shit, you’ve got a point…
Thank you for this video. You have definitely become my favorite baseball related channel. Always entertaining and well researched content. Colon is an enigma that for whatever reason I find fascinating.
As a Mets fan the fact I witnessed that home run in person is something I won’t ever forget lmaooo it was crazy
"It's outta heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeere" Great call
I saw Bartolo pitch at Citi Field but he was with the Yanks. I wish I could have seen him pitch as a Met in person. I still remember that game against the Padres when he hit the HR. I hit rewind for almost an hour straight, in amazement. The HR, Gary’s call, the team’s reaction, the giant Bartolo cutout held up by the 7 Line Army. On paper, Bartolo is a guy no one should like. But some people have a charm that lets them get away with a lot. In Bartolo’s case, he’s a complicated figure and everything, good or bad, simply adds to his legend.
It is absolutely INSANE that he is universally beloved enough though he had a career that you could called divisive. And it is BEAUTIFUL
BARTOLO ES UNA FINÍSIMA PERSONA EN MÉXICO 🇲🇽 LO QUEREMOS MUCHO ES UN CHINGON !
Fun Fact: Colon actually almost ended up an Expo a few years earlier. Before the 98 season, he and another pitcher were close to being traded to Montreal for Pedro Martinez. However that other pitcher, Jaret Wright had just come off a strong postseason and Cleveland got cold feet about trading him. Pedro ended up going to Boston for an underwhelming package of Carl Pavano and Tony Armas Jr
Your videos are always so well-produced, edited, researched, and most of all, entertaining. Keep it up man, love everything you do. Bartolo is an absolute legend even just for his antics alone. Gotta love a guy who doesn’t himself too seriously.
I remember watching colon as a kid in the early 2000s and he'd throw 100mph fastballs regularly... and I'll never forget when the commentator said that he learned to pitch by throwing rocks at coconut trees.
back them, commentators would make up any ridiculous wild sounding story about foreign players.
I didn't know any of his backstory. There is just something special about the guy that everyone picks up on. They love him for exactly who he is. In short he's a character.
You can see he just loves the game. His smile is great and makes you happy. We need more players like Big Sexy
You are fundamentally such a good story teller from your intonation, to the structure, to the way your able to build suspense and keep a viewer hooked. I don’t even really care for baseball, at least I didn’t think I did… but seeing what you put together and listening to the stories is always a real treat.
Waa waa carmoran consumes treat
love tolo. questioned his addition to the mets in 2014 but he became my favorite player instantly.
I've been a Rays fan since day one, but damn I love me some Bartolo. Dude is a complete ham, and always fun to watch. The day he retires, I'll definitely shed a tear for a true legend of the game. Love ya, Big Sexy. Stay awesome bud!
This stem cell doc bart saw is the real deal. I saw him after hearing bart's story. Saved me two serious surgeries
In 2001 I sat behind first base at Safeco field and watched Bartolo Colon knock my Mariners out of the playoffs. He pitched the entire game without slowing down. As sad as I was that the Ms lost, I was stoked to have seen a major moment in the career of a pitcher who I could tell was gonna be legendary. Love this guy.
The Ozzie Guillen story about trying to find Colon when he went missing is an all time great. Wish you played the audio.
The pure, genuine excitement in that Mets announcer when Bartolo Colón hit that nuke.
It's a beautiful thing to hear an announcer just losing his mind.
He also holds the record for most straight strikes thrown during a game I believe
43 strikes! And the first ball thrown was a damn strike
Some guys are just meant to be big. He was a true ball player. Can't help but love this guy
wow. Bartolo is truly one of a kind!!
2016 Bartolo: Confidence is an amazing thing. He was confident and having fun. Being Loose and just going out and playing a game probably felt easy.
Im a hockey guy, but ive watched all of bartolos big moments. He reminds me of Phil Kessel from the NHL. Drinks all night, eats mcdonalds every day and still snipes 30goals a year, bartolo was strikin guys out hung over
Loved this video. Bartolo is an inspiration. It's never too late to remain playing at the highest level.
Matt Antonelli over on his channel tells a story about going against Bartolo in a minor league rehab start. Bart was just throwing these insane 2 seam fastballs that moved all over the place. One of them was fouled to their dugout and it had a very conspicuous slice in it lol. Dude was doctoring balls in a rehab game.
Its more than just The most Loveable. Its the most BEST player of all time. Shohei Ohtani has nothing on this homerun hitting pitcher
Edit: This was before he changed the title, the title was "The Most "Loveable" player of all time"
I'm not too sure how this totally works, but basically when you weigh more, you create more force than you would if you weighed less (assuming that you are as strong as you were when you weighed less), meaning that you would throw hard. This is in part why CC lost fastball velo
I mean you are driving most of your force using your lower body driving and creating a whip-like motion that propels your arm. I suck at baseball but love to dink around when I get the chance and after I gained weight even with it not being good weight I could throw a lot harder than I could as a teen.
@doomtrain That's because it's less to do with weight itself, and more to do with _mass_ and how it can be applied.
@Naru 'Sanav the difference between weight and mass is irrelevant considering earth gravity is more or less constant.
@BubbatheScrub Physics disagrees.
@Naru 'Sanav how?
I hope we see him in the bigs soon, he deserves a World Series victory
That cliff lee / Brandon Phillips / Grady Sizemore prospect pack is absolutely nuts. Rarely do you see more than 1-2 prospects in a big trade pan out like that, pretty incredible
I’ll never forget him in the 2015 world
I saw him pitch in a couple of games in Arlington when he played with the Rangers and he could still bring the heat and move pretty well for a guy of his physical stature 🤪👍🏻
What a legend! Despite swinging like an exploding gummy bear his homer was as crisp as can be.
I still have no idea how his stats were so..... um decent, I think opposing hitters constantly underestimated the apparent local mens softball coach that was standing atop the mound.
If you can watch Bartolo Colon hit that home run and not smile, you arent a baseball fan. Heck you might not be human at all.
In my field of dreams Bartolo is pitching to Julio Franco with Rickey Henderson dancing off of first base ready to steal.
Damn that really is a beautiful thought. Julio is one of my all time favorites
Why does your field of dreams have so many guys that played for a billion years
Mets fan much??
@Lucas Bell No Nolan Ryan, no Pete Rose, no Jamie Moyer... nah he's just a Mets fan.
I'm not a baseball fan, but I am a Bartolo fan. Dude is a true original, and I applaud him for it.
Now this is what I call an inspirational sports story
Bro I don't even like baseball but the way you tell stories is just captivating. Excellent job with all the research and putting it all together.
I was at a saints game in 2019 and I was talking to a guy and he tell a story about how in 2017 he was at a restaurant and the server told him he can't have any dessert because bartolo colon and miguel Sano ate them all
even if that wasn't true, would be a good joke for the server to say to the customers
What a great story. It shows you can overcome if you are determined. Also shows if you can win games for a team they would draft a ham sandwich!
Awesome video, as usual!
Another interesting thing about Bartolo is the fact he ONLY throws fastballs. He may cut it or sink it, but he pretty much has no offspeed stuff. How he can do that and still be successful is astounding.
Lance Lynn does the same thing. Crazy
@drumminfro great point! He has the same body build too haha
That, and it’s not even a plus fastball anymore ~90 mph. And his cutter and sinker aren’t these crazy wiffleball-like frisbees guys are throwing these days either. Just some subtle movements
@Jeff Finkbonner Goes to show location is more important than velocity. Maybe that Maddux guy was right
Say what you want about the scandals, but as a baseball fan I can’t help but like this guy. His longevity and success speak for themselves. He never played for a team I rooted for, but he’s clearly a gamer so much respect. I hope he defies the odds and gets back to MLB for a last hurrah. If Satchel Paige could throw 3 scoreless innings at 58 years young, why not give Big Sexy one more shot?
I've seen some of his mexican league highlights and he still has it. I really want someone to take a chance on him.
Imagine a 50 years old colon throwing a perfect game. The world would explode at that point
Bartolo Colon was the first pitcher I ever saw on TV back when he was with Cleveland. I always knew he would be awesome even as a kid.
June 20, 1997, Bartolo Colon of the AAA American Association Buffalo Bisons threw a No-Hitter,
facing 27 batters in a 4-0 victory against the visiting New Orleans Zephyrs before a crowd of 15,496 at North AmeriCare Park in Buffalo, NY.
Although brief video footage from that game is included above,
the narrator makes no mention of what I'm sure is a night Bartolo Colon will never forget.
Why was such an instrumental moment in Colon's career treated as if It Doesn't Exist?
Ah, Edwin Santana? 🤓
Love these videos! They are some of the absolute best baseball mini-documentaries ever made… would you ever do a feature length video?? Love what you’re doing
Probably because he's relatable to so many people... Success even with all of the flaws.
Im not a baseball fan but after watching this video I'm a fan of the guy and wish him all the best.
Excellent job as always! I love how your videos are always loaded with details most people aren't aware of.
Bartolo had the same number of career walks as a batter as he does home runs. Both of these happened in 2016
"his excessive weight gain was caused by his inability to stop eating or drinking". Legend
Just goes to show sports are never only just about numbers and talent, you’re still mainly an entertainer and it would be hard to say Bartolo didn’t accomplish being a great entertainer.
Thanks so much for this! Had no idea about like half the insane stuff...including the threat on his life! Fantastic work.
Another great video. Thanks for working so hard man!
@Baseball Doesn't Exist
Do you do Football, Hockey, Basketball too ....?
Awesome detail in the work you do.
I keep trying to convey to my Wife the insanity that was the 04’ Red Sox season as that was the most special year ever to me. I’d love if you did a video on that season and what it truly was. Your videos are absolutely amazing Man, please don’t stop!
I'll show your wife the insanity. I'll make her understand.
The Legend that is Bartolo Colon will live on forever!! The most athletic 280 lb man I've seen
I love the guy, he’s a legend in the game!
Damn imagine if he was in shape the whole time! Dudes literally a natural!
Can you imagine if the Mets brought him back in 2023 -- his age 50 season? Give him a million bucks to mop up for an inning or two during blowouts. The morale boost and excitement generated by just having him in the dugout -- not to mention whenever he took the mound -- would be worth every penny.
This dude.Sometimes you just have to make way for the crazy. He provided me with many entertaining moments back when I actually watched MLB. He didn't hurt anybody. He didn't beat women or get into fights at the strip club or try to front as anything but who he was. I like dudes like that. I'm sparking up a "clove cigarette" for you my man. Keep doing your thing. Great segment. I subscribed because of it and I wasn't looking to subscribe to anything.
The enigma that is Bartolo Colon. Amazing video. This is the best channel on youtube. PERIOD
I have always liked Bartolo, he is an amazing pitcher. I don't know if he will ever pitch in MLB again. But I would put him up for a hall of fame candidate.
Usually I hate little documentaries but the videos this guy makes are the best. I love playing baseball but you make it better. Obviously the best Clip-Sharer in the game right now. Keep it up bro. Much love.❤️❤️🔥🔥🐐🐐
NO WAY I GOT A HEART!!!!!!!!!
Ah yes I've been hoping for more Bartolo. Thank you, this made me smile a bunch :)
he was so adorable. imagine the MLB signs him again
i remember being at the game Colon hit the home run, my dad would always take bathroom breaks when Colon was up at bat, man he was upset missing the bigman hit his first homerun
Ozzie Guillen deserves a stand alone episode
Bartolo colon is really a legend forever
Bartolo is one of the 6 wonders of baseball!
Bartolo and Manny in the same clubhouse is gold!
Hall of Fame bound Bartolo! The pride of Altamira.
Man I wish I woulda seen that home run live. Can’t imagine the hype
New fan of baseball, found this vid randomly, search his bio and stats and found out its his birthday. Happy birthday Bartolo Colon, a pitcher that I knew 5 minutes ago XD
I was at the game in Minnesota where he became the oldest pitcher since 1995 to pitch a 9 inning game, he's a fun pitcher to watch
I’ve been watching for a while, but now that I’m a film student, your editorial skills are NUTS man
Bartolo is like the jagr of the mlb has played forever and is trying to get back into the majors
It makes me really sad that Sizemore didn't last longer.
Although his time was short, he will always be an A's folk hero
No he won't
I legitimately ordered a bartolo jersey off of dhgate after watching this. as a mets fan who has dealt with nonsense for too many years, bartolo was really a bright spot through all of it.
Remember seeing Bartolo pitch for the PawSox back in 2008
He was the fattest man I’d ever seen, lasted *maybe* four innings before leaving the game
In all my learned wisdom, I never would have guessed that tub of lard would last another decade in Major League Baseball
I was also at mccoy for his rehab start that year. I remember my dad says “he never balks” then he balked 2 pitches later
@Not An Audiophile
Tbf, his bulky body was balking at that point in time lol
@Not An Audiophile
Using baseball-reference, I found the specific game you were at: Monday September 1, against the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs; Colon went six, giving up one run on four hits, one walk, and one strikeout. He got the win in the 9-2 PawSox victory.
The game I think I was at was on August 10, against the Charlotte Knights. Colon went only three (scoreless) innings, giving up a like number of hits and gaining the same amount of strikeouts. Funnily enough, the Knights’ winning pitcher was former Red Sox Tomo Ohka.
To the young pitchers out there. If you want to have a fastball in the 90s, make sure you stretch (groin, shoulder, trunk,), calisthenics, . Once you got that, then you start perfecting "triple extension,"
And bam! You at 90mph
I remember him being a huge power pitcher back in the Indians days and loved the guy because he was the spitting image of the Indians mascot.