Bartolo Colon once again dazzles at the plate Bartolo Colon, professional athlete. New York Mets starting pitcher Bartolo Colon (40) looses his batting helmet while swinging against the Atlanta Braves during the second inning at Citi Field. Adam Hunger / USA TODAY Sports By Henry Green Apr 20, 2014 at 12:42p ET Bartolo Colon spent most of his career in the American League with a designated hitter. And good thing too, because Colon's few at bats this season have been well, an adventure. In yesterday's game, the former Indian wiffed so hard his helmet flew right off. Can someone just get Bartolo a helmet that actually fits? Or, maybe Bartolo could find some athleticism. Bartolo Colon, professional athlete.