James Shields led the majors with 40 home runs allowed in 2016.
All he could do about the last one he surrendered on this date — May 7 — in 2016 was laugh.
At least in time.
To be fair, a lot of people were laughing — a lot — at the sight of a 42-year-old, 285-pound Bartolo Colon slowly trotting around the bases after his first career home run.
The pitcher’s pace didn’t upset Shields in the least.
“Absolutely not,” Shields told the Union-Tribune a day after yielding the home run.