Bartolo Colon jiggles his fat, does some sort of truffle shuffle

Bartolo Colon has been looking fatter than ever over the last year or so, but the 40-year-old veteran is somehow still pitching effectively. He’s off to a solid start with the New York Mets this year after posting an 18-6 record and 2.65 ERA with the Oakland A’s last season. On Tuesday night, Colon pitched seven scoreless innings in a win over the Atlanta Braves. He may have credited his rolls.

After exiting the game, Colon grabbed his gut in the dugout and did some sort of truffle shuffle. It looked like he was responding to something a teammate said to him. Whatever the case, we wouldn’t mind if that was the last time he did that this season.


Colon is currently listed at 260 pounds. If you didn’t already know that number was a bit low, you should now be convinced after seeing him juggle his fat. He’s a dozen cheeseburgers away from looking like this infamous NBA fan.

GIF via MLB.com Cut 4

Ice Cube throws out first pitch at Dodgers game (Video)

Ice Cube threw out the first pitch for the Los Angeles Dodgers-Detroit Tigers game on Tuesday. The Dodgers’ Twitter account said Cube brought the heat, but from what I could see, it looked like he brought the hook.

Cube also addressed the fans prior to his pitch and let out his trademark “yayay” while throwing up a “W” for Westside:

Cube still yelling Compton even though he moved to Riverside? Let’s hope not.

Ice Cube Dodgers

Photo: Twitter/Dodgers

Vin Scully tells a story about Torii Hunter’s dad and a crack pipe (Video)

Vin on Torii by random_sports

Vin ScullyOne of the qualities about Vin Scully that separates him from every other broadcaster out there — you know, besides his literary allusions, great cadence and pleasant and smooth call — is his storytelling ability. You could give the same background information about a player to 10 different broadcasters, and Scully would just be able to make it sound so much better than the others. And even when he’s telling a story about crack pipes, he still makes it sound great.

During the Los Angeles Dodgers-Detroit Tigers game on Tuesday, Scully was talking about Torii Hunter and told a story about Hunter’s father being a crack addict. The story went that Hunter’s father wore his son’s jacket and left a crack pipe in the pocket, and the pipe fell out of the pocket in a classroom after Torii wore the jacket to school. But the way Scully tells it … man, he is just so good.

Video via The Big Lead; H/T Deadspin

Joey Votto conducts interview dressed as Canadian Mountie (Video)

Joey Votto really broke out of his shell during a funny interview Tuesday with MLB Network’s “Intentional Talk” in which he actually dressed as a Canadian Mountie.

Votto has struggled with anxiety and panic attacks during his career and hasn’t always been known as a charismatic, media friendly-guy. But he certainly did some work changing all of that by showing off his personality.

Just hearing him ramble about his horse, “Nibbles,” was pretty hilarious.

And if you’re wondering what the full story is behind the costume, it came about during spring training when “Intentional Talk” Photoshopped a picture of Votto in a Mountie costume into a photo of Chris Rose dressed as Bret Michaels. Votto made that come true in real life.

Joey Votto Canadian Mountie

Well done, Joey. Well done.

Ryan Braun hits three home runs against Phillies (Video)

After last season’s suspension, many wondered what type of production we would see from Ryan Braun in 2014. Would it be up to the level we became accustomed to from 2008-2012?

ryan-braun-3-hrThere’s still a long way to go, but during the Milwaukee Brewers’ 10-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday, Braun was in a serious groove.

In the third inning, Braun reached down to send a pitch over the wall in left field for a three-run shot. In the fourth, he drove a ball in the middle of the plate to right for a solo home run. The eighth inning saw the 2011 National League MVP leave the yard for the third time on the day, another of the three-run variety.

Not bad, considering Ryan Braun has been dealing with an injury to his right thumb that has caused numbness.

Adam Jones has harsh words for fans who run onto field

Adam JonesThe Baltimore Orioles beat the New York Yankees 14-5 in the second game of their series on Tuesday.

During the bottom of the eighth inning, there was a brief delay because two fans entered the field of play from stands on the third base side. After being apprehended by security, the game continued.

Orioles center fielder Adam Jones got a firsthand look at Tuesday’s stunt and has apparently had enough of the on field interruptions.

When speaking after the game, Jones certainly wasn’t guarded with his words on the subject.

“I think it’s idiotic for people to run on the field, and I think the punishment needs to be a lot harsher, and they should let us have a shot to kick them with our metal spikes on because it’s stupid,” Jones said via the Baltimore Sun. “You look like an [idiot] when you run on the field.”

“I remember a couple of years ago, one dude broke his ankle in Baltimore. I was laughing at him. I wish he shattered his femur because it’s stupid. It’s just plain old stupid. Anybody who does it, I wish the cops tase the [hell] out of them. I wish that.”

Tell us how you really feel, Adam.

Players often times will give the politically correct sound bite when speaking with the media. Other times we get moments like these, and they’re absolutely great.

Obviously, when a person who isn’t permitted on the field makes their way there a safety issue arises for the players and umpires/referees. That doesn’t necessarily have to be the case for the intruder, as we saw during MLB’s All-Star Game in 2013.

This video of Derek Jeter trying to field a grounder to his left is painful to watch

It’s been well known for a while that Derek Jeter is shaky in the field, but things are really bad now that he is 39 years old.

In the first inning of Tuesday’s Baltimore Orioles-New York Yankees game, Delmon Young, who was batting as Baltimore’s two-hitter, hit like a 50 chopper to shortstop. Jeter was so slow moving to his left that the ball got past him for a single to center field. Jeter was right there, too, but he just didn’t get his glove down enough to field it:

Derek Jeter infield

Look at how stiff he was on that. The flexibility was just lacking. He couldn’t get low enough for it.

The scouting report on Jeter has said for a while that he’s good going to his right and bad going to his left. I don’t know how great he is at going to his right anymore, but it’s pretty obvious he has zero range to his left. It’s really too bad. Good thing he is retiring after the season so we don’t have to see this in the field much more. At least he can still swing it.

H/T Aaron Gleeman