VIDEO: Manny Ramirez's 30-second home run trot
Manny Ramirez hit another home run in Taiwan, and it took him 30 seconds to get around the bases. No player in MLB this season has taken as long to do so.
As we've previously noted in this space, former punisher of Major League Baseball pitching Manny Ramirez is plying his trade in Taiwan this season. We posted video of his first homer there and this time around we're posting due to the excessive amount of time Manny took to get around the basepaths.
This, ladies and gents, is a 30-second home-run trot.
Off-topic: I am utterly fascinated that "home run" is how they say home run in several other languages instead of just grabbing the words for "home" and "run" and mashing them together. But I'm far from a linguist, so let's get back to Manny.
The trot was clocked at 29.83 seconds by Larry Granillo of Wezen-Ball.com, who does the Tater Trot Tracker for Baseball Prospectus. In that feature, Granillo times every single home run trot of the season, breaking down the fastest and slowest trots.
In big-league play entering Wednesday, the slowest trot this season was 28.36 seconds (Ian Kinsler on April 2). So, yes, Manny took longer than the longest big-league trot of the season. Shocking, I know. I could say something like "respect the game," but it would actually be more surprising if he did respect the game.
For a point of comparison, the fastest trot of the MLB season was 16.96 seconds, by Peter Bourjos of the Angels on April 15.
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