Originally posted on Baseball Prospectus  |  Last updated 4/15/12
Sunday morning and waffles are calling. Let's get to the trots! Home Run of the Day: Todd Helton, Colorado Rockies - 22.02 seconds [video] Who knew Todd Helton could run this fast? Seriously. Twenty-two seconds is the realm of young men, not the Todd Helton's of the world. Helton had only two trots recorded faster than 25-seconds in all of 2011, and none anywhere near the 22-seconds mark. The excitement of a walkoff home run must really get the adrenaline rushing. The real question, though, is: should Helton's walkoff even have happened? The other candidate for Home Run of the Day came from Dodger Stadium, where reigning almost-MVP Matt Kemp hit two home runs in his first two at-bats off San Diego starter Joe Weiland. In his first nine games, Kemp leads the league in home runs, runs, hits, RBIs, slugging, and OPS. Not too shabby. Slowest Trot: David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox - 25.79 seconds [video] Oh boy, it feels good to see David Ortiz hitting home runs again, and even bett...
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