Everyone that knows the Oakland Athletics knew they were probably not going to send as many people as they should to represent the team at the MLB All-Star Game. Well, the results are in and there are no real surprises. There is some good news though as Bartolo Colon will go to his first All-Star game since 2005 when he went in as a member of the Los Angeles Angels.
He should have company and anyone paying attention knows that but for now lets just focus on the good news of him being elected to the game. It shows a ton of mental and physical toughness for Colon to come out this year and have this good of a showing. He has age against him and of course the little list of paper scandal in Florida where someone scribbled his name on a piece of paper. I’m not sure when that became probable cause for accusing anyone of anything but who cares.
What matters is that he has 11 wins on the season. What matters is that he has a 2.78 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP that are both better than the season he put up in 2005 when he was last elected to the All-Star team at the age of 32. How great is it that 8 years later he is elected once again and on pace to have an even better season than he had that year? What happened at the end of that year? Does anyone know? He won the AL Cy-Young award.