They don’t call him “Big Sexy” for nothing. Bartolo Colon is heading into his 20th season in Major League Baseball this year, and he’s not messing around.
The portly starter has always had a plus fastball, but Big Bart’s physique has been a, uh, work in progress. He’s roughly built like a bag of pizza dough.
Yesterday, a video was posted online of Colon actually working out in the Dominican Republic for the upcoming season, and opposing batters should be very afraid. It shows him doing some kind of resistance training outside of a corner store.
It’s not exactly the training scene from Rocky IV, but everybody loves Colon, and we now have visual evidence that he does actually work out.
— Jesse Sanchez (@JesseSanchezMLB) December 15, 2016
Just because it should be posted whenever possible, here is video of Colon hitting his first career home run in a game against the Padres last year. Bart rakes, too.
— In Mets We Trust (@InMetsWeTrust) November 18, 2016