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Bartolo Colon: huge Adele fan

Jun 1, 2012, 1:30 PM EST

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Susan Slusser has a column up about Bartolo Colon. About what makes him tick, how he’s still going despite seemingly being done a couple of years ago and … about his personality quirks. Was NOT expecting this one:

He can be so surprising, in fact, that teammate Brandon McCarthy is keeping a book of unexpected Bartolo Colon facts. McCarthy was loath to share any of his tidbits – he said he wants to publish it himself, maybe turn it into a blog – but he finally cracked and revealed one of his favorites.

“Bartolo¬†loves¬†Adele,” McCarthy said. “He listens to ‘Set Fire to the Rain’ before every start.

That’s gotta be right up there with “We Will Rock You” as far as athletic pump-you-up music, right? I picture him sitting in front of his locker, headphones on, singing along to it, knowing people can hear him, but not really caring.

Not gonna lie: I’m loving Bartolo much more today than I did yesterday. Something about a guy who does not give a crap about anything that you just have to like.

  1. ThisIsBaseball - Jun 1, 2012 at 1:38 PM

    I see what you did there with the headline. Well played.

  2. gustavov8 - Jun 1, 2012 at 2:04 PM

    hahahahahahah really huge!

  3. savocabol1 - Jun 1, 2012 at 2:16 PM

    This guy is still pitching?

    • jlovenotjlo - Jun 1, 2012 at 6:06 PM

      After reading this article you couldn’t answer that question yourself?

  4. mybrunoblog - Jun 1, 2012 at 2:34 PM

    Bartolo is also fond of donuts, McDonalds and pie not necessarily in that order.

  5. APBA Guy - Jun 1, 2012 at 3:48 PM

    Bartolo’s 5 major food groups: cookies, pie, cake, ice cream, and candy. But…he is a good team mate, by all accounts.

  6. mplsjoe - Jun 1, 2012 at 5:08 PM

    Colon is wrong again. Rumor Has It is a much better song.

  7. bbil2012 - Jun 1, 2012 at 8:14 PM

    He truly is a divo.

  8. cur68 - Jun 2, 2012 at 12:37 AM

    The Dugong likes Adele, eh? That about figures.

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