Early on Monday, word spread of a feat so great, construction of a monument in its honor may already be underway.
Bartolo Colon hit a batting-practice home run.
Bartolo Colon just took out a tree branch with a batting practice... home run.- Marc Carig (@MarcCarig) March 14, 2016
Colon, though he is a prodigious hitter in his own right, has never hit an MLB home run. Yet on this otherwise unremarkable Monday in March, before the Mets took on the Tigers, Colon proved that his Silver Slugger Award bonus may be within reach. And doesn't the "took out a tree branch" part seem ripped right out of Virgil?
But, like any good legend, there is only word from those chosen individuals who witnessed it.
Because I didn't trust my own eyes, I asked Kevin Long if Bartolo Colon indeed homered off him in BP. The hitting coach confirms it's true.- Marc Carig (@MarcCarig) March 14, 2016
For now, you just have to believe.