Red Sox Ortiz's long goodbye
It didn't just seem like Boston's David Ortiz took a long time to get around the bases last night after his second-inning home run off Wade Davis. According to a new website that tracks home run trots, it was the slowest home run trot in the majors this season, clocked at a stunningly slow 30.59 seconds. Here's a link to the video if you want to see it.
On the Tater Trot Tracker at wezen-ball.com, Larry Granillo writes:
"Well, I've been saying it all year, and it finally happened tonight: David Ortiz became the first player in the 2010 season to take more than 30-seconds to trot around the bases after a home run. With four of the top five slowest home run trots of the year already - all four of which were clocked in at 28.95 seconds or slower - it seemed inevitable that he would be the first to break the half-minute barrier. With his laser beam down the right field line in the second inning of tonight's game, he finally did it."