It's a sad Friday in New York, as FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal has confirmed that long-time Mets pitcher (and international sex symbol) Bartolo Colon is done in New York. The 43-year-old will sign a one-year deal with the Braves, pending a physical.
Colon's three seasons with the club included an All-Star game appearance this past summer, and he leaves as one of the most beloved Mets in recent history, as fans came to embrace the portly right-handed pitcher.
It wasn't just fans who embraced him, but players as well. Check out this tweet sent by fellow Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard. It uses a snazzy reference from the movie “Anchorman” to express just how sad everyone in New York is to see Colon go.
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Obviously these are tough times for Mets fans, but hopefully they can find a way to get through it.
At the very least, they'll always have the memories — like this mammoth home run.
Source: Bartolo Colon is one year, $12.5 million with #Braves. Pending a physical.