Trot Times for May 10, 2014

In case you missed the shocking news last night, David Ortiz etched his name into the history books again with his third 30-second trot of the season. Big Papi is now responsible for 4 of the 8 non-injury half-minute trots of the Tater Trot Tracker era. Just when you think Big Papi has done all he can on the bases, he adds something more. I still love it.

Now let’s get to the rest of the trots.

Home Run of the Day: David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox – 31.09 seconds [video]
You can read all about Papi’s latest half-minute trot here. There’s almost no words.

Slowest Trot: David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox – 31.09 seconds [video]
In other slow trot news, Detroit’s Victor Martinez had himself quite the journey on the bases on Saturday. The official trot time for V-Mart clocks in at 28.09 seconds, but there’s a little uncertainty there. Thanks to the imperfect camera work, it’s very difficult to know exactly which foot touched home plate. I feel pretty good about using this as the official trot time, but there’s a chance that it may have been a bit quicker. Either way, we know that Martinez was at least three seconds quicker than Papi, no matter how slow he was.

Quickest Trot: Carlos Gomez, Milwaukee Brewers – 16.9 seconds [video]
On the flip side of the coin is this trot from Gomez. A leadoff moonshot off the glass in the third deck of Miller Park, Gomez sped around the bases at top speed before slowing down on the home stretch. I still think he can challenge Adam Rosales for fastest non-inside-the-parker one of these days, but he’s got to stop slowing down at the end!

All of Today's Trots

David Ortiz.........31.09   George Springer.....21.87
Victor Martinez.....28.09*  Justin Morneau......21.86
Aramis Ramirez......25.3    Matt Kemp...........21.76
Paul Konerko........25.12   Chris Iannetta......21.59
Miguel Cabrera......24.69*  Adam Jones..........21.54
Nelson Cruz.........24.61   Corey Dickerson #1..21.5
Brian Dozier........24.51   David Wright........21.18
Casey McGehee.......24.04   Jimmy Rollins.......20.58
Troy Tulowitzki.....23.55   C.J. Cron...........20.52
Chase Headley.......23.54   Jonathan Lucroy.....19.84
John Jaso...........22.19   Dustin Ackley.......19.25
Justin Smoak........22.19   Charlie Blackmon....19.12
Corey Dickerson #2..22.15   Danny Espinosa......18.65
Seth Smith..........22.15   Carlos Gomez........16.9
Joey Votto..........22.02   Mark Teixeira.......N/A

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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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