Bartolo Colon was bad again Wednesday night. This wasn’t a surprise because Colon has been bad for most of the season. It’s almost as if an overweight 44-year-old with more than 3,230 career innings pitched just doesn’t have anything left.
The Braves apparently agree, and Thursday they Cheap Soccer Jerseys For Sale designated Colon for assignment.
But there was no great mystery behind Colon’s struggles. He’s just old. Father Time, as they say, remains undefeated.
Since then, of course, he has gone on to great success; LeMahieu was an All-Star in 2015, and he won the National League batting title last season. In the first game of the series in Chicago last month, he hit a three-run homer in the second inning against Jon Lester, driving in the deciding runs of the game. But even in that circumstance, crushing a decisive blast in his old ballpark and against one of the National League’s best pitchers, LeMahieu doesn’t see reason to treat it as anything special anymore.
“It was just a big home run because it put us up a couple of runs,” LeMahieu said. “I don’t hit too many home runs, so it felt good to hit one in that situation.”
For every LeMahieu, there are many players who fill smaller roles, and their departures don’t always carry the same weight in the memories of the fanbase.
Those players, though, don’t forget what it felt like Cheap Spirit Jerseys to be that close to history and miss out.
“I grew up a Cubs fan. That might have been one of the toughest parts. This was my favorite team,” said Padres starting pitcher Clayton Richard, who joined the Cubs in 2015 but was released last August. “Growing up, putting on the game in the afternoon in the summer, watching Ryno and Mark Grace and all those guys. [Being released] was kind of my childhood dream coming to an end.”