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Almost A BartoNoNo

TAMPA, FL - AUG 13: Tim Tebow of the Mets at bat during the Florida State League game between the St. Lucie Mets and the Tampa Yankees on August 13, 2017, at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, FL. (Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

I know, weird headline. But Sunday night, we almost saw the most unlikely perfect game in baseball history, which has been around for at least 20 years. Bartolo Colon is a big dude, who looks more like the number 8 than a pro athlete. He might be 44 years old, he might be 50. We just don’t know.

Against the Astros on Sunday, he was Greg Maddux and Nolan Ryan for 7 plus innings. Think about it- still near the beginning of the year, against the defending champs, with no holes in their lineup, in a league that uses the DH. Incredible.

In the end a walk, a double, and a sac fly later- Colon didn’t even get the win.

But for 7 innings, the rest of us did.

Imagine reading this lede in the paper?