Happy Father's Day to everyone. I know you all want some barbeque and beer, but how about some tater trots?
Home Run of the Day: Jonny Gomes, Oakland Athletics - 21.92 seconds [video]
I don't know what it is, but there's been a serious lack of showboating on home run trots this year. As I watch each trot every day, I make comments whenever something notable happens in a trot - things like "first career home run" or "splash hit" or even "huge shot". When a player stands at the plate and watches the ball fly - the typical behavior that fans of opposing teams consider showing up their pitcher - I write something like "slow walk" or "definite watch". Of the 1,900 home runs I've watched so far this year, I've only marked three as emphatic showboaters, and Gomes' pinch hit home run against San Diego may be the biggest.
The home run was powerful, but not that powerful. Hit Tracker Online gives it a true distan...