Sunday saw the highest scoring game of this year’s College World Series, with Louisville shutting down Texas A&M, 8-4, and the lowest scoring game, with Florida outlasting TCU, 3-0. The early session on Monday saw Florida State eliminate Cal State Fullerton from Omaha, 6-4, while Oregon State thoroughly dismantled LSU, 13-1, in the nightcap to hand the Tigers their first loss. One more failure and they’re done.
The Phillies, Giants, Padres, et al, have other things to worry about, and they’re all trying to figure out what they’ll look like for 2018 and beyond. Colon won’t be there for those teams, regardless of how much we beg.
So if it wouldn’t make sense for Colon to go to a contender or a non-contender, where could he possibly land? There probably isn’t a spot, not unless he wants to hang out in Triple-A again.
It was just three weeks ago that the Braves gave out a Bartolo Colon bobblehead. And now, it looks like his career might be over. The only thing that makes me stop sort of definitively saying it is over is that Stage 3 was one of the most absurd, unlikely developments in recent memory, and it lasted approximately 30 times longer than anyone could have imagined.
We’ve all written Colon off before. Maybe we shouldn’t be so quick to do it again. From here, though, it looks like this might be the end of a very, very fun carnival ride. If so, we should probably be happy that it happened in the first place.