The hitting exploits of New York Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon have been well-documented in recent years. But he threatened to break the Internet when he did the unthinkable: hitting his first major league homer, at the age for 42, in Petco Park, no less.
And Twitter's reaction to Colon's homer was full of awe and humor. Here is a small sampling.
Career accomplishments:— dan haren (@ithrow88) May 8, 2016
Didn't give up a homer to Bartolo.....
Bartolo Colon just homered. I can't remember the last time I enjoyed watching a baseball moment more than this.— Tristan H. Cockcroft (@SultanofStat) May 8, 2016
WHERE WERE YOU WHEN BARTOLO COLON HOMERED? I WAS THERE!!!— Marc Carig (@MarcCarig) May 8, 2016
After centuries of debate we finally we have an answer. Bartolo Colon hitting a home run proves that God exists, and loves us all very much.— Jonah Keri (@jonahkeri) May 8, 2016
This really happened. Right? Bartolo Colon made history. Home Run history. As a hitter. Baseball is awesome https://t.co/q8mUyCOgKe— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) May 8, 2016
Nyquist ran the final 1/4 mile in 25.7 seconds— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 8, 2016
Bartolo Colon took nearly 31 seconds to round 4 bases
There is exactly one person in America who is living his best life in 2016.— Dara Lind (@DLind) May 8, 2016
That person is Bartolo Colon.
Bartolo Colon: Making America Great Again.— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) May 8, 2016
I'm not entirely sure how Bartolo Colon hit a home run and the Internet still works. Figured that would kill it.— Chad Conant (@mnj_fantasy) May 8, 2016
Even on a day that included the Kentucky Derby, an NBA playoff game involving the Warriors, and the Canelo Alvarez-Amir Khan fight, Colon was able to own the Internet for a little bit of time.