What the fuck did you think would happen?
Last year around this time I penned a post with the same title as this one. That post asked the rhetorical question about the Yankees’ signing (and using) of THEG favorite Chan Ho Park (currently a member of the Orix Buffaloes, in case you were wondering).
Well, today I ask the same question about the Yankees’ signing (and using) of the rotund Bartolo Colon. However, the answer is, so far, somewhat different. Because the fucking thing I thought would happen is that he would be a fat pool of suckitude, but yesterday he pitched a very nice baseball game, earning his first Major League win in two years.
And I’m not the only non-believer. Craig Calcaterra even felt the need to apologize:
I laughed when the Yankees signed Bartolo Colon. A lot of people did. I figured that he’d come to camp, not make the team, get assigned to extended spring training in Tampa and — as he has done a couple of times in recent years — decide that he’d prefer to be back home doing whatever it is he does with his free time rather than playing baseball.
I certainly couldn’t have been more wrong about something than I was about that. … Not bad, Bartolo. Please, accept my apologies for the laughter.
Now I do not believe that Fat Bartolo’s quality performance will long continue, but Lord knows I’ve been wrong before. In the meanwhile, let’s go Colon!