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Trot Times for May 16, 2013

The Tracker has been away for a few days and we've got a lot of catching up to do. Let's get to the trots! Home Run of the Day: Todd Helton, Colorado Rockies - 31.54 seconds [video] We'll talk about Helton's home run separately. In the meantime, enjoy the Manny Ramirez home run above. With continued thanks to Manny Does Taiwan, this was Manny's sixth...
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