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Video goodness: Home run trot turns violent

Jun 4, 2010, 1:29 AM EST

The folks over at Wezen-Ball have been timing every MLB home run trot this season. It’s a fun and interesting feature, and if you haven’t already you should definitely go here to check it out.

So far this season, David Ortiz holds six of the seven slowest trot times, while Adam Rosales has the three fastest (not counting inside-the-parkers).

But Wezen-Ball really ramped up the awesome meter today, posting video of a home run trot in the minor leagues that turned violent as the hero rounded the bases. Apparently, losing teams don’t appreciate being taunted non-stop during game-winning home run trots. Who knew?

Anyway, you can watch the video below, but for the whole story, head over to Wezen-Ball.

 

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  1. JT Baseball Fan - Jun 4, 2010 at 6:13 AM

    Rules thr batter / runner is automatically out he is not allowed to come into contact or be touched by his base coaches or players from the dug out untill after the play is over anf should have been called out by the umps.

  2. Chris K - Jun 4, 2010 at 7:06 AM

    It looks like they are just dancing to Dwight Yoakam to me.

  3. Lionheart! - Jun 4, 2010 at 7:40 AM

    Don’t first/third base coaches high five or fist pump the home run hitting player rounding the bases on like every home run though?

  4. Haywood Jablome - Jun 4, 2010 at 9:01 AM

    I don’t know what else happened in the game, but the batter really looks like a tool.

  5. Joey B - Jun 4, 2010 at 9:02 AM

    1-That’s not a brawl. There’s less contact there than a subway ride in Manhattan.
    2-Papi needs an * next to the slow trots. That’s his regular running speed.

  6. nps6724 - Jun 4, 2010 at 9:05 AM

    Why were 2 of the losing players walking in the baseline as he rounded the bags? That seemed to be part of the cause. I’ve never seen a walkoff HR where the runner had to avoid opposing players like that.
    Seems like a lot of them have some growing up to do. Kudos to the winning team’s catcher who was pushing the hitter to home.

  7. okobojicat - Jun 4, 2010 at 11:09 AM

    were you watching the same video I watched?
    .
    He was yelling and gesturing to the players before he even got to first base. Then he did it again as he got to 2B when the second basemen told him to knock it off. And then the 3B got in his way for talking shit.
    .
    This is not on the defense at all. This guy was playing bush league baseball and got what was coming to him.

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