Tater Trot Tracker: September 29

REFILE - CORRECTING TYPO IN FIRST NAME OF HILL  Toronto Blue Jays Aaron HIll (C) is congratulated by team mates Yunel Escobar (R) and Lyle Overbay after hitting a three-run home run in the fifth inning against the New York Yankees during their American League MLB baseball game in Toronto September 29, 2010. REUTERS/Fred Thornhill (CANADA - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)

Home Run of the Day: Brooks Conrad, Atlanta Braves (Trot Time: 22.98 seconds) [video]

Pat Burrell‘s three-run bomb in the fourth inning that put the Giants up for good could easily be the Home Run of the Day. So could Alex Rodriguez‘s home run, which gave him 100+ RBIs and 30+ home runs for the 13th straight year. But I’m going with Brooks Conrad because his three-run, third-inning bomb gave the Braves the lead for good and helped them keep in the race with the Padres and Giants. I don’t know who’s going to make it out of the NL as the Wild Card, but a three-team race makes things much more exciting.


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Slowest Trot: Mike Lowell, Boston Red Sox – 25.03 seconds [video]

The runner-up here was that three run bomb from Pat Burrell, who rounded the bases in 24.89 seconds [video].


Quickest Trot: Stephen Drew, Arizona Diamondbacks – 19.12 seconds [video]

The Diamondbacks announcers were so excited when Stephen Drew became the first person ever to hit a leadoff home run off of Tim Lincecum. Alas, it was not meant to be for the snakes. At least Drew’s trot came in so fast, though.

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.