For Pete's Sake

Bartolo Colon may have had the slowest home-run trot in baseball history

New York Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon roundd the bases after hitting a two-run home run off San Diego Padres starting pitcher James Shields on Saturday night.
New York Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon roundd the bases after hitting a two-run home run off San Diego Padres starting pitcher James Shields on Saturday night. The Associated Press

Poor James Shields.

The former Royals pitcher is with the San Diego Padres, and on Saturday night he served up a home-run to 42-year-old Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon.

That’s got to sting. He probably won’t be able to turn on a TV for 24 hours for fear of seeing that highlight.

The Mets announcers loved it of course, as did Colon’s teammates. Colon took his time rounding the bases. Then again, he’s 5 foot 11, 285 pounds, so he wasn’t going to resemble Jarrod Dyson on the basepaths.

Statcast had all the particulars, including his maximum speed (9.9 mph) and it took Colon 30.5 seconds to get around the bases. Take a look:

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