Trot Times for May 22, 2013

What is this, like the third home run this year that was the direct result of an outfielder knocking the ball over the wall? Forget the "age of the pitcher" we're supposedly living in because of all the no-hitters and perfect games recently – we are clearly in the era of the inept outfielder. Fun times.

Let's get to the trots!

Home Run of the Day: Jose Bautista #2, Toronto Blue Jays – 19.75 seconds [video]
Forgive me for a stealing a joke I made on Twitter, but, every time Fernando Rodney blows a save on a home run, he should try and use his imaginary bow to shoot it down. Big game for Bautista, however, who had two home runs and the game-winning knock in extra innings.

Slowest Trot: Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers – 25.06 seconds [video]
A thing of beauty, Miguel. A thing of beauty. (I also love the color commentator's contribution to the call there, as it was clear that he didn't actually see the ball clear the fence until after the replay.)

Quickest Trot: Curtis Granderson, New York Yankees – 18.5 seconds [video]
Granderson hits his first home run of 2013 and he's already the quickest trotter of the day. Perfect.

 

All of Today's Trots

Miguel Cabrera.....25.06   Ryan Braun.........21.34
Paul Konerko.......23.74   Ramiro Pena........21.11
Jose Bautista #1...23.69   Adrian Beltre......21.02
Carlos Gonzalez....23.34*  J.D. Martinez......20.75
Carlos Santana.....23.14   David Murphy.......20.7
Chris Davis........23.12   Aaron Hicks........20.67
Ramon Hernandez....23.1       Nick Markakis......20.32
Matt Wieters.......22.68   Jose Bautista #2...19.75
Jedd Gyorko........22.6       David Adams........19.52
Joey Votto.........22.49   Oswaldo Arcia......19.39
Yan Gomes..........21.89   Bryce Harper.......18.92
Delmon Young.......21.74   B.J. Upton.........18.74
Evan Gattis........21.57   Curtis Granderson..18.5

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Larry Granillo

About Larry Granillo

Larry Granillo has been writing Wezen Ball since 2008 and has dealt with such touchy topics as Charlie Brown's baseball stats and Ferris Bueller's day off. In 2010, he got the bright idea to time every home run trot in baseball; he has been missing ever since.

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