Trot Times for June 18, 2013

Let's get right to the trots!


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 as their teammate races down the line and drops his helmet. Well, we do have to sit through most of that – but now, thanks to Jonny Gomes' innovation in the nightcap of yesterday's Tampa Bay/Boston doubleheader, we get a nice new addition to it. As Gomes rounded third and raced home to secure Boston's victory, he removed the helmet from his head, held it in front of him and drop-kicked it high into the sky. All while continuing his trot!

Not even Bob Costas could see this as a sign of decline in western civilization. In fact, this is clearly an improvement in civilization. Nice work, Jonny Gomes!

Slowest Trot: Carlos Beltran, St. Louis Cardinals – 25.51 seconds [video]
A laser down the right field foul line that surprised everyone when it remained fair. Beltran wasn't quite ready to run out of the box when we all realized it was a home run.

Quickest Trot: Logan Forsythe, San Diego Padres – 18.83 seconds [video]
One of only three trots to come in under 20 seconds.

 

All of Today's Trots

Carlos Beltran.....25.51   Joe Mauer..........21.42
John Buck..........24.51   Martin Prado.......21.42
Carlos Pena........24.43   Mark Trumbo........21.42
Jonny Gomes........24.36   Edwin Encarnacion..21.33
Matt Dominguez.....23.67   Kelly Johnson......21.28
J.P. Arencibia.....23.43   Nick Hundley.......21.11
Jesus Guzman.......22.98   Matt Tuiasosopo....20.95*
Albert Pujols......22.96   Justin Smoak.......20.78
Cody Ransom........22.74   Jeff Kobernus......20.66
Conor Gillaspie....22.17   Daniel Nava........20.63*
Maicer Izturis.....21.95   Paul Goldschmidt...20.47
Anthony Recker.....21.92   Brandon Moss.......20.02
Adam Jones.........21.85   Raul Ibanez........19.96
Jayson Werth.......21.71   Ryan Sweeney.......19.92
John Jaso..........21.63   Logan Forsythe.....18.83
J.J. Hardy.........21.5

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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.

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