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April 14, 2012

Tater Trot Tracker

Trot Times for April 13

by Larry Granillo

Trots are coming up late this afternoon, so let's not waste any time. On to the trots!

Home Run of the Day: Chase Headley, San Diego Padres - 20.35 seconds [video]
In the end, it was all for naught, as San Diego's bullpen literally couldn't find the strike zone, walking four straight batters in the bottom of the ninth to give the Dodgers their walkoff-walk victory. But until that utter failure, Chase Headley's game-tying, top-of-the-ninth, two-run home run was something worth celebrating. Earlier in the game, Los Angeles' Aaron Harang had struck out nine consecutive Padres, making the friars look punchless. Headley's clutch home run did a lot to erase that from people's memories, even if Cashner and Thatcher only ruined it minutes later.

Slowest Trot: Bryan LaHair, Chicago Cubs - 27.61 seconds [video]
It was not a good start for St. Louis' Adam Wainwright, who exited the game after only three innings and with the Cards losing 8-0. This grand slam from LaHair in the third inning helped send Wainwright to the showers early. The home run itself was a bit of a surprise, as it merely looked like a long flyball to center before it found its way over the bullpen fence in left-center. It was so surprising, in fact, that LaHair wasn't even sure it had cleared the fence. As he rounded first, LaHair slowed down and asked the umpires if it was a home run. That slow-down certainly contributed to his season-leading slow trot, but it wasn't enough to blame the entire trot on. LaHair has the slowest trot of this young season because he felt like moving slowly, not because he was slightly unsure if it was over the fence.

Quickest Trot: Curtis Granderson, New York Yankees - 18.65 seconds [video]
It's always nice to see Curtis Granderson back at the top of these lists. I don't know if we'll be seeing 40 more trots this year like we did last year, but any Granderson trot is worth watching. Only slightly behind Granderson for the quickest trot of the night was San Diego's Will Venable, who cross home at Dodger Stadium in 18.81 seconds.

 

All of Today's Trots

Bryan LaHair.......27.61   Ben Zobrist........20.89
Miguel Montero.....24.63   Asdrubal Cabrera...20.84
Yunel Escobar......24.03   Colby Rasmus.......20.73
Ramon Hernandez....23.9	   Dexter Fowler......20.72*
Aubrey Huff........23.76   Freddy Galvis......20.63
Brian McCann.......23.36   Corey Hart.........20.6
Ian Kinsler........23.27   Edwin Encarnacion..20.55
Alex Gonzalez......23.18   Jason Bay..........20.53
Matt Kemp..........22.8	   George Kottaras....20.41
Adam Jones.........22.41   Alex Rodriguez.....20.39
JD Martinez........22.41   Chase Headley......20.35
Ian Stewart........22.35   Dayan Viciedo......20.22
Jemile Weeks.......22.17   Robert Andino......19.55
Matt Diaz..........22.07   Xavier Nady........19.35
Scott Hairston.....21.93   Kelly Johnson......19.02
Delmon Young.......21.45   Will Venable.......18.81*
Nolan Reimold......21.22   Curtis Granderson..18.65

Click here for the ongoing 2012 Tater Trot Tracker Leaderboard. You can also follow @TaterTrotTrkr on Twitter for more up-to-the-minute trot times.

Related Content:  Bryan Lahair,  Trot Times,  Home Run Trots

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THIS TAKES THE CAKE FOR THE STUPIDEST COLUMN IN SPORTS HISTORY!!! YOU SHOULD WRITE FOR ESPN THE DOPEY MAGAZINE!!! MAYBE SIR CHARLES BARKLEY IS RIGHT- ONLY IDIOTS TWEET!!!!

Apr 14, 2012 21:27 PM
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Mr. Cthulhu

On Larry's April 8th column you wrote this:
"you,ve got to be kiddin me? i'm tryin to win a fbb championship and i get tator trot charts? wow!"

So, you knew what this post was going to consist of when you clicked that little blue title and arrived here. If this truly is the stupidest column of all time, does this make you the stupidest commenter of all time? Clearly you dislike this stupid article, but yet you decide to expose yourself to it anyways?

I fear what would happen if you were ever left near an open flame unattended. Stick your hand in, get burned, stick hand in the flame again, get burned, curse the cruel god who put his flame in front of you, stick hand in again and start the whole cycle over.

Please, sir (or ma'am), do not procreate. It would be an unforgivable sin to knowingly pass on such stupidity to a child.



Ok, I know that in all likelihood this is just some douchey troll and they should not be fed. But, Larry is so awesome I had to respond to this jerk.


Apr 14, 2012 22:36 PM
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RaysProf

Your comments and tone are so completely antithetical to the principles of Baseball Prospectus, I wonder if it is a form of sarcasm. If so, be aware that sarcasm is usually difficult to identify in a forum.

Apr 14, 2012 21:38 PM
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RaysProf

My apologies, my post was directed to painttheblack.

Apr 14, 2012 21:57 PM
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jhardman

Thank you, Mr. Cthulhu. Couldn't have said it better myself.

Apr 16, 2012 07:58 AM
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