Found June 03, 2013 on Wezen Ball:
Apologies for the Tater Trot Tracker being gone for a few days. I'm catching up on the trots right now. In the meantime, let's get right to Sunday's trots! Home Run of the Day: Garrett Jones, Pittsburgh Pirates - 23.16 seconds [video] With apologies to the monumental bat flip from David Ortiz above and the incredibly hot hitting from both Domonic Brown and Chris Davis, this blast from Pittsburgh's Garrett Jones is the no-brainer home run of the day. Just watch that thing fly, all the way into the Allegheny. As the announcers say, it's only the second "splash hit" in PNC history - a much more exclusive club than that at AT&T Park. Just watch it again. Your browser does not support iframes. Slowest Trot: David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox - 28.33 seconds [video] Want to know when David Ortiz knows that he stood and watched a ball too long? It's when he speeds around the bases (relatively) and still manages to clock a 28-second ...
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