The Tracker in 2016: Semi-Retirement

A quick note on the state of the Tater Trot Tracker in 2016: We’re a month into the season and, if you hadn’t noticed already, the Tater Trot Tracker isn’t updating much anymore. I decided, quietly, at the start of the year to end the daily Tater Trot Tracker updates this year.

The Tracker started on a whim in 2010, making 2016 the seventh season of its existence. That’s a lot of time to dedicate to watching and recording every single home run in a season and it seemed like the right time to wind things down. This became clear to me at the end of last year, when, for the second season in a row, I couldn’t maintain the grind for all 162 games.

Let’s call this a semi-retirement. I’m not completely done. The <a href=””>Tater Trot Tracker twitter account</a> is still open, cataloging each and every one of Big Papi’s final season home runs, as well as responding to anyone who asks about a specific trot time. Satisfy your Tracker cravings there.

Meanwhile, I am going to take a lesson from the patron saint of the Tracker and remember to savor the moment for one final season.

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.