Hmm, for some reason this didn’t properly post this morning… let’s try again.
Home Run of the Day: Aubrey Huff, San Francisco Giants (Trot Time: 16.45 seconds) [video]
Chris Iannetta hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 10th inning for the Colorado Rockies last night. That would usually be enough to make the Home Run of the Day, but yesterday was special. Aubrey Huff’s inside-the-park home run may not have been a game-winner, but it was exciting enough to knock Iannetta off the top. Sure, it was a product of the ridiculous brick wall in right field at AT&T Park (and an egregiously bad read by Pittsburgh’s Garrett Jones), but that doesn’t make it any less fun. Plus, you gotta love that slide!
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Slowest Trot: Geovany Soto, Chicago Cubs – 25.37 seconds [video]
It was a slow day for slow trots yesterday, with Soto’s 25.37 seconds being the slowest of the recorded times. Jose Guillen – he of the 26-27 second trots – hit a home run for the fourth day in a row yesterday, but I wasn’t able to get an official time. The camera was zoomed in on his face as he trotted down the third base line, and it cut away before it was obvious that he had touched home plate. It did cut away at the 25-second mark, though, so that’s the quickest possible trot it could’ve been.
Quickest Trot: Aubrey Huff, San Francisco Giants – 16.45 seconds [video]
We already talked the homer above, but I think it’s fun to note that Huff’s inside the parker – when he’s running (presumably) as fast as he can – times out as slower than Adam Rosales’s home run from earlier in the week, whose ball actually cleared the fence. I know Rosales is a special case and Huff is usually a slow guy and all that – I still think it’s funny.