Tater Trot Tracker: September 4

Sorry, need to keep this brief again today. It’s been a busy weekend. Home Run of the Day: Jim Thome, Minnesota Twins #2 (Trot Time: 23.14 seconds) [video] Thome started the afternoon one home run behind Mark McGwire on the all-time leaderboards. He ended the day one home run ahead of McGwire on the leaderboard. I […]

Tater Trot Tracker: September 3

Six games on Thursday led to nineteen home runs. Fourteen games yesterday led to sixteen home runs. That’s just how things go sometimes, I guess. Home Run of the Day: Alex Gordon, Kansas City Royals (Trot Time: 20.03 seconds) [video] Not a lot to choose from here, so I’m going with Gordon’s eighth-inning, game-tying blast as […]

Tater Trot Tracker: September 2

I have to say, when I saw that there were only six games on the schedule yesterday, I was certain it’d be an easy day at the Tater Trot Tracker. And, for the most part, it was. Except for the Twins/Tigers and Phillies/Rockies games, which provided a total of 11 home runs just between the […]

The Month in Review: August

Sorry I missed the July Month in Review post at the start of last month. It coincided with my trip to Atlanta for SABR 40, and, with the internet situation over there, it just didn’t happen. By the time I got back home, it felt too late in the month to do it. So here […]

Tater Trot Tracker: September 1

It’s gonna be a brief one today… Sorry. Home Run of the Day: Carlos Gonzalez, Colorado Rockies (Trot Time: 22.56 seconds) [video] CarGo is having a great season and yet I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned him up here. On a day where there weren’t any real major home runs, Gonzalez’s 30th home run makes the […]

Tater Trot Tracker: August 31

These are the types of days where I regret starting the Tater Trot Tracker. Sometimes just doesn’t want to cooperate. It can be a little much… But it’s what I asked for, so I’ll just shut up now. Home Run of the Day: Mark Teixeira, New York Yankees (Trot Time: 22.72 seconds) [video] But only […]

Tater Trot Tracker: August 30

Home Run of the Day: Ryan Zimmerman, Washington Nationals (Trot Time: 24.48 seconds) [video] As much as I would love to give Carlos Zambrano the Home Run of the Day mantle for hitting a bomb into a crowd of “bleacher bums” who were so excited to be at a Cubs-Pirate tilt that they wore their best […]

Tater Trot Tracker: August 29

Home Run of the Day: Brian McCann, Atlanta Braves (Trot Time: ?? seconds) [video] A walk-off home run where the batter spends about two minutes standing at second base while the umpires debate and review his home run isn’t something you see everyday. In fact, it’s not something you’ve ever seen before because it’s never happened […]

Tater Trot Tracker: August 28

Home Run of the Day: Dan Johnson, Tampa Bay Rays (Trot Time: 20.47 seconds) [video] One of two walkoff home runs from Saturday, Dan Johnson clearly deserves Home Run of the Day over Cleveland’s Asdrubal Cabrera because, unlike the Indians-Royals tilt, the Rays-Red Sox game had serious postseason implications. Both players managed to do the deed […]

Tater Trot Tracker: August 27

Home Run of the Day: Jay Bruce, Cincinnati Reds #3 (Trot Time: 21.28 seconds) [video] There were a few pretty good games, home run-wise, throughout the league yesterday, but none were better than Jay Bruce. He finished off the night going 3-for-3 with 3 home runs and 5 RBIs. Even better, none of his three trots […]

Tater Trot Tracker: August 26

Home Run of the Day: Albert Pujols, St. Louis Cardinals (Trot Time: 23.61 seconds) [video] Home run #400 was like practically every other one before it for Albert Pujols: crushed the ball right off the bat, and you knew it was gone; Pujols watches the ball fly for a moment at home plate; eventually, he runs […]

Tater Trot Tracker: August 25

Sorry for yet another abbreviated post. I went to the Brewers/Dodgers game this afternoon and it kept me from getting to this until late in the evening. Hopefully things will settle down soon. In the meantime, don’t miss the Michael Jordan Home Run Trot post from this morning… Home Run of the Day: Willie Bloomquist, […]

Michael Jordan’s Home Run Trot

Michael Jordan’s minor league baseball career in the summer of 1994 was not all that productive, especially when you consider that Jordan retired from being the greatest basketball player ever only to struggle mightily in Double-A baseball. In 127 games, Jordan received 497 plate appearances. In that extensive action, he batted .202/.289/.266, with 17 doubles, […]

Tater Trot Tracker: August 24

Home Run of the Day: Jimmy Rollins, Philadelphia Phillies (Trot Time: 21.95 seconds) [video] For the home run that set it all in motion – the 14th-inning ejection Ryan Howard by a minor-league ump, the left-field shenanigans of All-Star pitcher Roy Oswalt, all 16 innings of fun – we can do nothing short of award it […]

Tater Trot Tracker: August 23

Doing something a little different today since the afternoon promises to be plenty busy. I’m posting the Home Run of the Day right now, but the slowest and quickest trots won’t be up until this evening are up now. This Jose Bautista thing is just too good to wait… Home Run of the Day: Jose […]