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ANAHEIM, CA - JUNE 7: Albert Pujols #5 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim speaks to media member Jose Mota before the game
ANAHEIM, CA - JUNE 7: Albert Pujols #5 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim speaks to media member Jose Mota before the game against the Chicago White Sox on June 7, 2014 at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Matt Brown/Angels Baseball LP/Getty Images)

Here’s a story Los Angeles Angels radio and television announcer José Mota tells about pitcher Bartolo Colón and mangos.

After joining the team in 2004, Colón was off to a bad start. Reporters were starting to ask questions about the 260-pound hurler’s weight.

“Where I come from the big mango trees — the ones with the really ripe mangoes — are the ones we throw rocks at,” the Dominican-born pitcher told befuddled reporters in Spanish.

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