In today's example of bad timing, Darren Rovell tweeted the following on Wednesday afternoon:
Bartolo Colon has filed for the trademark to "BIG SEXY," with intent to use it on shirts, pants & hats.— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) May 18, 2016
Had Rovell tweeted the same news a day earlier -- or, heck, on just about any previous day -- the response to it would've been light and jolly. Yet Wednesday afternoon was the worst possible time for news about Bartolo Colon's trademark filing. That's because the New York Post had reported on Wednesday morning about Colon and a "secret family." Here's the gist:
The 42-year-old hurler has been dragged into Manhattan court by Alexandra Santos, 38, who claims the $7 million-a-year player is a deadbeat dad who failed to pay child support for their elementary-school-age kids.
If you're of the mindset that things like these should be handled behind closed doors, it's worth noting that Colon could be the reason the news has emerged. Foremost, because he evidently may not have paid his child support, but also because he chose to represent himself. As the Post notes, Colon's name would've remained anonymous otherwise.