Trot Times for July 1, 2013

A short day on Monday means we only have a few trots to look at today. Let's get to it! Home Run of the Day: Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals – 17.49 seconds [video] Two pitches into his return to the lineup after missing a month on the DL, Bryce Harper reminded everyone why they missed […]

Trot Times for June 29, 2013

Forgive me, but I'm in the middle of watching Patrick Swayze kick some ass in Road House. We'll have to get right to the trots. Home Run of the Day: Pedro Alvarez, Pittsburgh Pirates – 24.03 seconds [video] The Pirates beat the Brewers 2-1 off of two solo home runs for their 50th win of […]

Trot Times for June 28, 2013

Let's make this quick. To the trots! Home Run of the Day: Prince Fielder, Detroit Tigers – 24.39 seconds [video] Check that catwalk! After Prince hit it with this blast, it may not be stable enough for use anymore! In Oakland, Stephen Vogt finally managed his first career hit after an 0-for-32 start to his […]

Trot Times for June 26, 2013

The Red Sox are playing their 81st game of the year today, officially marking us at the middle of the season. How in the world did that happen? Let's get to the trots! Home Run of the Day: Raul Ibanez, Seattle Mariners – 20.04 seconds [video] The 18th home run of the year for 41-year-old […]

Trot Times for June 23, 2013

A hot, humid weekend means we get a few dingers around the league. Let's get right to the trots! Home Run of the Day: Kendrys Morales, Seattle Mariners – 26.88 seconds [video] Kendrys Morales once missed nearly two full years in the big leagues when, after a walkoff grand slam, he broke his leg at […]

Trot Times for June 21, 2013

Welcome to summer! Let's get right to the trots! Home Run of the Day: Edwin Encarnacion, Toronto Blue Jays – 22.51 seconds [video] Let's all admire Encarnacion's blast with as much enthusiasm as he did himself. There were also two first-career home runs hit last night, as Toronto fan favorite Munenori Kawasaki and Yankees rookie […]

Trot Times for June 20, 2013

Let's get right to the trots! Home Run of the Day: Carlos Pena, Houston Astros – 26.92* seconds [video] A monster of a home run for Pena as the Astros walkoff against the Brewers in the tenth inning. The remarkable thing about this trot isn't how slow it feels, but the fact that it's a) […]

Trot Times for June 19, 2013

Today is the 10th anniversary of Miguel Cabrera's Major League debut. What did he do that day? Not much, just hit a walkoff home run (it was his first big league hit). The trot? ~20.64 seconds. In the three-plus years of the Tater Trot Tracker, Cabrera's fastest timed trot was 20.93 seconds (hit this year). […]

Trot Times for June 18, 2013

Let's get right to the trots! Your browser does not support iframes. Home Run of the Day: Jonny Gomes, Boston Red Sox – 24.36 seconds [video] It's taken long enough, but someone has finally revolutionized the walkoff celebration. No longer are we forced to sit through a bunch of men jumping up in a circle […]

Trot Times for June 17, 2013

Let's get right to today's trots! Trots from Saturday and Sunday will be coming soon. Your browser does not support iframes. Home Run of the Day: Freddie Freeman, Atlanta Braves – 23.3 seconds [video] A walkoff home run at 1:30 in the morning is impressive even if a three-hour rain delay is the only reason […]

Trot Times for June 14, 2013

A quick look at the 14 trots around the majors on Friday. Home Run of the Day: Chris Young, Oakland Athletics – 21.68 seconds [video] Jay Bruce had the walkoff home run for the Reds out in Cincinnati, but this bomb from Chris Young at the Coliseum is the one we'll remember. Slowest Trot: J.P. […]

Trot Times for June 13, 2013

If you didn't see it yesterday, you must check out this video of Cuban superstar Alfredo Despaigne admiring his home run. It takes him 8.5 seconds before he even starts running! Now on to the (disappointing in comparison) trots! Home Run of the Day: Robinson Cano, New York Yankees – 20.91 seconds [video] There aren't […]

Alfredo Despaigne’s Massive Celebration

Thanks to the brilliant internet sleuthing of Carson Cistulli and Grant Brisbee, we have been blessed with the emergence of this video of Cuba's star slugger Alfredo Despaigne. I can't do it justice. You'll have to watch. So now you know why I made you watch that video. It's because of this. Seriously. That's how […]

Trot Times for June 12, 2013

It's been a few days since we've last had an update here, so let's not waste any time and get right to the trots! Home Run of the Day: Brandon Moss #1, Oakland Athletics – N/A seconds [video] Technically, this trot doesn't count. Thanks to the way Ichiro played the ball in right field – […]

Trot Times for June 9, 2013

Another quick look at the day's trots… Home Run of the Day: Matt Holliday, St. Louis Cardinals – 24.86 seconds [video] Tied at four at the end of nine innings, the Cardinals somehow won this game 11-4 in ten innings. This grand slam from Matt Holliday in the tenth had a lot to do with […]