3. Howie Rose won an award for his commentary on New York Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon’s RBI double on May 31, 2015.
Bartolo Colon was one of the most enjoyable watches for a Mets fan over the past 10 years, from his entertaining plate appearances to that famous home run in San Diego and losing his helmet while he swings.
But Howie Rose’s best and most creative call of Bartolo Colon came in a late May game against the Miami Marlins. Colon laced an RBI double in the bottom of the second, in which he rumbled to second base in humorously slow order, whereas in most cases, it would have been a triple. “They’re timing Colon with a sundial,” said Rose upon Colon’s jog to second base. Rose does an outstanding job here describing the process of the fun nature of a Bartolo Colon at-bat that Mets fans had enjoyed for more than a year, despite being an .084 career hitter.
Entering the 2015 season, he set a goal with hitting coach Kevin Long to get more than three hits (exceeding his total of two from the 2014 season). And the double was his third hit of the season, and he finished with eight hits!
Rose later received an Esurance MLB Award that season for his call of the double.