Tater Trot Tracker: August 2

Aug 2, 2010; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Jeff Weaver (36) reacts after surrendering a three-run home run to San Diego Padres third baseman Chase Headley (not pictured) in the sixth inning at Dodger Stadium. Photo by Image of Sport Photo via Newscom

This post may not be all that late, but: 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: Adam Dunn, Washington Nationals (Trot Time: 23.57 seconds) [video]

Anyone who doesn’t like Adam Dunn is just crazy.


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Slowest Trot: Casey McGehee, Milwaukee Brewers – 25.25 seconds [video]

The Brewers score 18 runs in Wrigley, but this was the only home run of the game. Nice to see Casey contribute again.


Quickest Trot: Chris Heisey, Cincinnati Reds – 15.14 seconds [video]

Considering just how fast he runs on his regular home runs, there probably aren’t very many guys in the league who’d you want to let a ball slip past you on a missed dive less than Chris Heisey. As you can imagine, when Andrew McCutchen missed the ball after laying out for it in left-centerfield, Heisey made him pay with an inside-the-park home run (our 15th of the year).

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.