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They Called Him A Clown When He Went To Bat, But Now No One Is Laughing

Meet Bartolo Colón. At 42 years old, Colón is the oldest player in Major League Baseball. bartolo-colon-headshot

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And he doesn’t just warm the bench while the young guys do their thing. Colón pitched more than 30 games last season and has already pitched 7 games this year. He also recently passed Pedro Martínez as the second-winningest Dominican pitcher of all time behind Hall of Famer Juan Marichal.

Aside from his age, the Dominican pelotero is also well-known for a few things. Like his major league-sized beer belly…

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And the laughter-inducing hacks he takes whenever he goes up to the plate.

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We all know how hard it is for pitchers to hit a baseball. Colón knows this as well as anyone, so whenever he’s at bat, he gives zero f***s.

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When Colón is at the plate, you’ll see wild swings like this one…

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This one…

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And this one…

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Occasionally, Colón does get on base. And whenever he has to do a little baserunning…

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Look at him go!

Teammates are always there to poke a little fun at the 285-pound pitcher.

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Cool off, big guy!

Well, after years of hacking away at baseballs, Colón finally got the best of an opposing pitcher. He recently hit his first HOME RUN, becoming the oldest MLB player ever to hit their first dinger.

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Mets fans went nuts.

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His teammates couldn’t believe it.

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And Colón took his sweet ass time to round the bases.

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According to the Kansas City Star, it may have been the slowest home run trot in baseball history.

When he got to the dugout, Colón appeared to tell a teammate that his heart was beating like crazy.

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The best part? It looks like Colón knew it was gone before he dropped off his bat. Check out the smile:

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Baseball card maker Topps commemorated the event by creating a baseball card (damn, they work fast these days) and fans are already gobbling it up. According to ESPN, nearly 9,000 cards have already been sold.

READ: Meet The 21-Year-Old Pitcher From Mexico Who Is Already Becoming A Baseball Star

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Vanessa Bryant Suing Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Over Leaked Photos Of Kobe And Gianna

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Vanessa Bryant Suing Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Over Leaked Photos Of Kobe And Gianna

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Vanessa Bryant filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department alleging violation of privacy. The lawsuit stems from behavior by the officers at the scene of her husband and daughter’s death.

Vanessa Bryant is suing the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

On Jan. 26, a helicopter carrying Kobe and Gianna Bryant, Payton and Sarah Chester, Alyssa, Keri, and John Altobelli, Christina Mauser, and pilot Ara Zobayan crashed in the Calabasas hills. The sudden death devastated those who knew Kobe and the city of Los Angeles that mourned his death for months after.

Vanessa was shocked to hear that the sheriff deputies took photos of her husband’s and daughter’s bodies at the crash site.

“This lawsuit is about accountability and about preventing this disgraceful behavior from happening to other families in the future who have suffered loss,” Vanessa’s attorney, Luis Li, said in a statement. “The department formally refused Mrs. Bryant’s requests for information, saying it was ‘unable to assist’ with any inquiry and had no legal obligation to do so. It’s now for a court to tell the department what its obligations are.”

Bryant is suing the department claiming damages for emotional distress, negligence, and invasion of privacy.

Kobe fans are upset with the LACSD and the allegations that the deputies took these photos.

According to TMZ, Sheriff Alex Villanueva knew about the photos taken by eight deputies and shared within the department. They were also shared in the Lost Hills Sheriff’s substation. Sheriff Villanueva told the deputies to delete the photos from their phones and felt confident they did so.

A trainee allegedly shared the photos with a woman in a bar.

A witness to the event said that a trainee took out his phone and showed a woman the photos to impress her. The bartender overheard the conversation and filed an online complaint about the trainee and their behavior with the photos. The trainee showed the woman the photos a few days after the crash leading many to believe that the sheriff’s department was fully aware of the photos.

Kobe fans are standing behind Vanessa as she follows through with her lawsuit.

Reports state that the sheriff’s department told deputies to delete the images to avoid disciplinary action. The coverup is sparking outrage by Kobe fans who are angered that the department did not do enough to protect the dignity and privacy of all of the victims of the crash.

Mitú will update this story as it continues to develop.

READ: Vanessa Bryant Forced To Respond To ‘Beyond Hurtful’ Comments Made By Her Own Mom On ‘El Gordo y La Flaca’

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The Climbing Cholitas Of Bolivia Scale Mountains In Skirts And Snow

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The Climbing Cholitas Of Bolivia Scale Mountains In Skirts And Snow

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In the capital city of La Paz, Bolivia 11 Indigenous women have set out to climb higher than the sexist expectations of their world. The women come from an Indigenous group known for their bowler hats and brightly ornate clothing. They call themselves the Cholita Climbers and they’re willing to go to great heights to reach their dreams.

Up until recently, the Bolivian Aymara women worked as cooks and caretakers for wealthy families, men, and mountaineers from across the globe.

According to the Guardian, the women worked on high-altitude camps for years helping crews setting out to reach the highest peaks of the Andes. One day, the women decided to strap on crampons (shoes that are necessary for traveling on glaciers, snow slopes, and frozen waterfalls) and scale the mountains on their own.

While “Chola” is often interpreted as a derogatory term for indigenous women in certain Spanish-speaking countries, the Climbing Cholitas have taken back the word and found power in it. As a group (whose members range from 24 to 52 years old), the women weather the dangers of icy mountain terrains while holding on to ice axes and wearing their traditional dresses.

In some incredible pictures taken of the woman, they can be seen wearing colorful dresses called polleras.

The women have set out to climb the highest peaks in South America, including Aconcagua. For the time being, they’re setting their sights on scaling eight mountains higher than 19,700 ft.

Speaking about their experiences Dora Magueño, a 50-year-old member of the group, told the Guardian that she cried when she first climbed Huyana Potsí. “I’m strong, I’m going to continue and get to the top of eight mountains.”

Ultimately, the group wants to steak a Bolivian flag on the summit of Aconcagua. The mountain is located in the Argentinian Andes near the border with Chile.

Check out a video of the women below!

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