He did it! Bartolo Colon finally did it!
We're in disbelief. Even Bartolo was in disbelief as he carried his bat all the way to first base.
(Slow motion) Bartolo Colon carries his bat to first base following a home run pic.twitter.com/loHqyDR5qT— Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) May 8, 2016
The Mets' Spanish-language broadcast had another stellar call of the home run:
Bartolo Colon home run called by the Mets Spanish station WEPN: pic.twitter.com/eRdyvgI13U— In Mets We Trust (@InMetsWeTrust) May 8, 2016
Let's put this feat in context.
Bartolo Colon 5th-oldest pitcher to homer since 1913: Only older: Jack Quinn (46), Dazzy Vance (43), Phil Neikro (43), Warren Spahn (43).— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) May 8, 2016
As reported by Gary Cohen on @SNYtv, Bartolo Colon, at age 42, is the oldest player in MLB history at the time of his first home run.— Elias Sports Bureau (@EliasSports) May 8, 2016
3 Mets have homered at age 42 or later— Mark Simon (@msimonespn) May 8, 2016
And to cap it off, Bartolo did it in the most Bartolo way possible.
Nyquist ran the final 1/4 mile in 25.7 seconds— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 8, 2016
Bartolo Colon took nearly 31 seconds to round 4 bases
We truly are not worthy or deserving of Bartolo.