WATCH: 50-year-old legend Bartolo Colon makes TRIUMPHANT return to mound in new Baseball United league

Bartolo Colon kicked off things with a bang at the Dubai All-Star Showcase as his team came back to win the game.


WATCH: 50-year-old legend Bartolo Colon makes TRIUMPHANT return to mound in new Baseball United league

Bartolo Colon (Pic Credit: X)

MLB legend Bartolo Colon is back on the pitching mound. The 50-year-old veteran showed off to the world that he still has it after making a triumphant return during the inaugural game of the new Baseball United league.

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Dubbed “Big Sexy”, the 2005 Cy Young Award winner showed off his impressive skills while facing some of his former rivals. In the first inning of this new league, he would start the game facing off against the likes of Robinson Cano, Alejandro De Aza, and Didi Gregorius.

When Colon was announced as one of the players taking part in this new league, the fans were expected to see how the former MLB star would perform. During his 21-year career in the big leagues, he appeared for several teams including the Los Angeles Angels, New York Yankees, and the New York Mets. Check out the highlights of his showdown from the first inning through a tweet below:

Colon would go on to defy the odds against him and once again prove the sentence that age is just a number. His first start in the Baseball United league saw him pitch three innings while giving up two runs through three hits. He also picked up three strikeouts and pitched fifty-three pitches.

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Baseball United: A new innovative league trying to raise baseball in Middle East and South Asia

Baseball is one of America’s favorite pastimes. It is one of the four major sports in the US along with basketball, football, and hockey. When it comes to popularity, the NBA market has dominated the globe, unlike baseball and football. In an attempt to raise the game, Baseball United, a new innovative league has been introduced to get fans interested in baseball in the Middle East and South Asia.

The Middle Eastern country spoken about is the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The capital of the country, Dubai, will host the games between four teams. Two of these teams are from South Asian giants, India and Pakistan.

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Executives of Dubai Wolves during the draft (Pic Credit: Baseball United)

The two Asian neighbors have a huge fan following when it comes to cricket. While baseball and cricket are completely different, the common factors these two sports involve are batting, fielding, and bowling/pitching. The Mumbai Cobras and the Karachi Monarchs are the two Asian teams representing their countries in this new league.

The Dubai Wolves and the Abu Dhabi Falcons are the other two teams that will compete with the two Asian teams. While it is still very early to predict how this will pan out, this could be the push baseball needs to expand in some of the biggest countries in the world.

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