New York Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon's first career home run is a thing of majesty and beauty all on its own. Between the dugout reaction, the fan reaction, the announcers' reaction, and Bartolo's magnificent home run trot, you might think it can't get any better.
But it can.
A Mets fan and video editor named Mark Evans created a mash-up of Bartolo's home run and the famous home run scene from The Natural, and it feels so right you might wonder "Is this how it actually happened?"
Sadly, it didn't happen that way. But with this amazing video, we can pretend it did.
This isn't the only tribute to Colon's historic dinger. Topps put it on their limited run ToppsNow cards, which are already fetching a hefty price on eBay. Hopefully this amazing moment continues to inspire people to create their own tributes. Anyone up for a Rookie of the Year mash-up?
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