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Bartolo Colon: huge Adele fan

Jun 1, 2012, 1:30 PM EDT

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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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