Bartolo Colon recently made headlines by hitting his first career home run just shy of his 43rd birthday, (which is today, coincidentally). Because of that, his decision to never swing the bat last night due to a bad back was all the more news worthy--particularly because Colon claimed he even told the opposing catcher as much:
Bartolo Colon told the Nats catcher he wouldn't swing because of bad back. Not sure Nats bought it -- fearful he was baiting them to hit HR.— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) May 24, 2016
You can watch Colon's postgame interview here (beginning at the 5:30 mark of the video). What stands out to me though, is that it's in Spanish. Colon began his career as a major league baseball player in the United States 19 years ago. How does he not speak perfect English by now? That's just lazy.