This is Howie Rose’s call of Bartolo Colon’s home run on Saturday.
The 1-1. Swing and a drive! to deep left field! it’s got a chance, Upton going back, it’s going to go, Home. Run. Bartolo Colon! Repeating: Home. Run. Bartolo Colon! The 7 Line Army in right field might tear this ballpark down. Colon carried his bat with him until he was about 10 feet from first base. He’s taking the slowest home run trot you’ve ever seen. He just got to Tim Teuffel the third base coach. He is approaching home plate. He touches home plate with his first major league home run. Aaand they are going to give him the silent treatment in the dugout. They have vacated. The Mets have left the building. Bartolo Colon is the loneliest man in San Diego as he reaches the Mets dugout after hitting a home run and there’s no one there to great him. And now here they come up the dugout steps. Wow.
A quick link dump here. I don’t spend enough time promoting the other fans and bloggers out there that deserve mentioning. First up we’ve got an article in the Daily News about Darren Meenan, the creator of The7line who’s making all the cool Mets gear MLB is afraid to print. I met him at the Apple tailgate on Opening Day when he was sporting his “Even Lesbians Love Dickey” shirt.
Joe Janish, working off an interview on Sirius, decides to analyze which Mets are playing over their head this year, if any.
JD at section 518 shares more than we need to know about one-out wins, but it’s still a good read. Ryota Igarashi almost got two consecutive one-out wins last week, but the Mets squandered the opportunity in the bottom of the inning.
This isn’t a blogger, it’s actually about Bartolo Colon, but it’s interesting. He got a stem cell treatment this offseason in his shoulder, and so far it’s been working wonders.