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.
Meet this New York Mets fan who’s now a proud owner of a Bartolo Colon home run tattoo. Why? Because life is all fun and games.
Tattoos are common these days. We all know this.
Turn on any NBA game and you’ll be reminded of how popular they’ve become.
Actually, sometimes it feels like the rarity is the person who doesn’t have one tattoo.
In the case of this New York Mets fan, he’s obviously not the rarity. In fact, he’s one of the braver ones.
Check out the Instagram post above. Prior to the season starting, Matt Sassi understood how impossible it was that the 42-year-old Colon hit a home run. So, if Big Sexy accomplished the feat, he made a wager that he’d get a tattoo in tribute should the moment ever happen.
Guess what Matt? It happened.
Mr. Sassi, the Middletown, NY transplant now living in San Diego, is a man of his word.