While he may have been an essential part of our rotation for three years, been one of the best guys personality wise in a long time, and be the source of some of the game’s best meme’s, Bartolo Colon is now a member of the Atlanta Braves.
The introduction, as you can see in the video above, was a resoundingly positive one, so positive you could barely here Howie Rose announce Colon’s name.
However, it’s one thing to be introduced, and it’s a totally other thing to play against the team.
Some people, who loved every minute of Colon’s presence in New York, had a wide range of opinions. A few view Colon as the enemy:
And there were some people that will still believe they will have ties towards Colon:
So what are my thoughts?
Well, I liked Colon, and versus any other team, I’ll still pull for Colon in a tight situation, but versus the Mets, there is no way I can root for him or hope for anything better than a terrible outing. Sure, it’s the bad part of baseball, the business side, where players get deposed of before they even step in the building, but I just can’t be on Colon’s side.
There will be a pre-game video tribute, which will be nice, but after first pitch, it’s Mets vs Braves, and all I see is #40 versus the Orange & Blue.