Tater Trot Tracker: August 1

Toronto Blue Jays Jose Bautista rounds the bases after hitting a home run against the Cleveland Indians during the eighth inning of their MLB American League baseball game in Toronto, August 1, 2010. REUTERS/Mark Blinch (CANADA - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)

Sorry for the lateness of the post today. I made mention of it the other day, but I’ve been pretty busy this weekpreparing for the SABR conference on Thursday, and the Tater Trot Tracker posts are going to be late because of it. The posts will be brief, as well.

Home Run of the Day: Albert Pujols, St. Louis Cardinals (Trot Time: 24.23 seconds) [video]

The time of the trot may not seem all that bad, but it’s celebrations like that – watching the ball fly – that annoys people about Pujols.


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Slowest Trot: Alfonso Soriano, Chicago Cubs – 25.87 seconds [video]

Adam LaRoche also had a pretty slow trot, coming in at 25.76 seconds on his first home run of the day.


Quickest Trot: Asdrubal Cabrera, Cleveland Indians – 20.82 seconds [video]

Wow. Twenty home runs across the league, and not a single sub-twenty second trot. It’s the first time since April 22 that’s been the case, and by far the slowest trot of all “quickest trots” this year.

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.