|Has Bobby Abreu touched home plate yet? (AP)|
As the body ages, it, of course, takes us longer to tend to our normal duties. In Bobby Abreu's case, that apparently means "rounding the bases after a home run."
Abreu, you see, launched a bomb in the Dodgers' game against the Rockies on Friday. He then circled the bags in a pace that can best be described as "leisurely to the point of satire." Over at Baseball Prospectus, Larry Granillo has, wonderfully and dutifully, tracked "trot times" for a number of seasons. Granillo notes that Abreu's glacial 31.56-second-trot is the "slowest non-injury related trot in the Tater Trot Tracker era."
When you come out of the box in such a manner, you're well on your way to a record trot. So to Bobby Abreu we offer our ... congratulations?