July 15, 2011
Tater Trot Tracker
Trot Times for July 14
It's been two weeks since I've been around these parts - well, except for one very notable exception - but, with the All Star break over, it's time for me to join baseball in the second half of the season. I now have about ten days' worth of trots to backlog, but that won't keep me from getting on with each day's trots.
Let's get to those trots!
Home Run of the Day: Marlon Byrd, Chicago Cubs - 18.26 seconds [video]
But I couldn't let Marlon Byrd's return to the tater trot business go unnoticed. Byrd is still one of my favorite trotters in the game and I'm glad to see him back on the basepaths after the nasty ball-to-face injury he had earlier this year. He now sports a cheek protector on his helmet, but it didn't seem to slow his trot down any. Now if only he'd stop slowing down for those last few steps before touching home plate.
Slowest Trot: Aubrey Huff, San Francisco Giants - 25.43 seconds [video]
All of Today's Trots Aubrey Huff.......25.43 Asdrubal Cabrera..22.56 Mike Napoli.......21.88 Nelson Cruz.......21.87 Trevor Plouffe....21.73 Ryan Spilborghs...21.28 Andruw Jones #1...21.15 Carlos Santana....20.97 Corey Hart........20.8 Andruw Jones #2...20.79 Josh Hamilton.....20.51 Marlon Byrd.......18.26