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Colon still thumbing nose at Father Time

Bart's works of art aren't surprising the Yanks anymore. But how long will they last?

Updated: May 31, 2011, 3:37 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

OAKLAND -- Here it is, Memorial Day, and Bartolo Colon continues to make a fool out of Father Time, a liar out of Mother Nature and a mockery out of modern athletic training methods.

He's 38, looks 48, and probably orders his pants with a 58-waist. He hadn't pitched a full season in the big leagues since 2005, the year he won the AL Cy Young Award, when the New York Yankees decided to roll the bones and invite him to spring training as a non-roster invitee on a cut-rate minor league deal.

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