Stark: The night the impossible happened, Bartolo edition

From SABR member Jayson Stark at The Athletic on April 24, 2020:

Most of the time, in life and in baseball, we’re pretty sure we know the difference between what is possible and what isn’t. And then, well, that other stuff happens.

Thank the heavens for that other stuff. Thank the heavens for Bartolo Colon. Thank the heavens that people like him come along every once in a while to remind us of how little we really know about what’s impossible in life.

Until May 7, 2016, there was one thing all Americans could honestly agree on: There was no way Bartolo Colon was ever going to hit a freaking home run. We knew it. And then …

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Originally published: April 24, 2020. Last Updated: April 24, 2020.