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A former Major League All-Star is now spending his time owning kids on the mound

For what seemed like 1,000 years, Bartolo Colon was a big league legend. He racked up the most ever wins by a Latin American-born pitcher. He hit one of the greatest home runs in baseball history. He made plays that defied the physical limits to which human beings have always been held. He made us cry and laugh.

And now, a year after he last toed a big league mound, he's out in some park in the Dominican Republic (in full uniform) striking out 12-year-olds.

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Spending time in Los Rincones de Guananico

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When I first saw this video, I wasn't sure what to make of it. Does Bartolo think he's back in the Major Leagues? Is this the new Major Leagues? Is he trying to get back to the Major Leagues by clowning all over a bunch of middle-schoolers? And then I saw this tweet:

He's K'ing kids out of the kindness of his heart. Failure, as we all know, is the mother of success. Keep striking out 12-year-olds, Bartolo.

Also the Mets should sign him.