Mets fan loses bet, now has giant Bartolo Colon face tattooed on his arm
Bartolo Colon, slugger extraordinaire, cranked his first career home run last Saturday. Watch it again in all of its glory below:
Although we've warned of his offensive prowess before, there were some people out there who didn't believe he could ever deposit one over the fence. One of those highly uninformed souls was Matt Sassi, a Mets fan (!), who made a bet at the beginning of the season that he would get a Bartolo Colon tattoo if the pitcher hit a home run this season. Here's what Matt Sassi's arm looks like now:
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There are few things in the world less important than a mans word. In this case, a statement was made at the beginning of the season, and it came true. Matt Sassi said to his buddy, Anthony Triola: "If Bartolo Colon hits a home run this year, I'll get a commemorative tattoo". Before the game on Saturday I met them in McFadden's and they told me about this bet. You'd think, ok... that's not happening. Right? WRONG! Coolest part of the bet was that they were both there to witness the feat in person. Matt is a Middletown, NY native that moved to San Diego. What were the odds that Bart would be on the hill the day of our invasion? What are the odds he'd go yard? Slim to damn near impossible. Matt could have chickened out and not gotten it at all, or gotten something small that could easily have been hidden. Instead he went balls to the freakin' wall with pretty much a half sleeve. Tossed THE 7 LINE ARMY on there for good measure and added the date of Bart's now famous swing. You manned up, Matt. Bravo.
As you can read in the Instagram caption, both Sassi and his friend were at the game to witness it. Even better!
Honestly, Matt, you should think of this more as winning a bet than losing it.
h/t Daily News