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February 27, 2008
BASEBALL: No Lean And Hungry Look

bigbart.JPGYou would think, coming off two years wasted to arm injuries and without a major league job (he signed a minor league deal with the Red Sox), that Bartolo Colon might actually try to get in shape for once. You would be wrong.

I know fat pitchers don't have a long history of pitching well after losing weight, and I don't expect Colon to show up looking like Kent Tekulve. But you would think that slightly better conditioning would be on the menu, rather than showing up for camp even more overweight than usual.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 5:43 PM | Baseball 2008 | Comments (4) | TrackBack (0)

I never expected to read a Kent Tekulve reference today.

Posted by: Mark D at February 27, 2008 8:03 PM

The mind set of the professional athlete is that this is what has worked for me before, why should I change. That is why you rarely see a substantial change in the way an athlete goes about his business.

Posted by: maddirishman at February 28, 2008 12:35 AM

They change when they have to. Colon is apparently slow to realize he has to.

Posted by: Jerry at February 28, 2008 8:17 AM

Here in Red Sox Nation we are hopeful that Colon will be able to eat up some innings. Clearly he has an apptitude for that.

Posted by: jim at February 28, 2008 1:03 PM
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