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Manny Ramirez took a 30 second home run trot

Apr 23, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

Via the Manny Does Taiwan blog, video of Manny Ramirez‘s third home run of the season. Complete with (a) all dirt field; (b) opposing team uniforms that look like a cross between the 1979 Pirates and some third level bad guys from a new Mario game; and (c) about the slowest home run trot you’ll ever see:

I will watch Manny Ramirez hit home runs until he’s either unable to continue hitting home runs or I’m unable to see. I don’t care how much of a jerkburger he is.

  1. kjericho43 - Apr 23, 2013 at 1:39 PM

    Douche that he might be, dude likes to play baseball. Why else would he be wearing a purple batting helmet?

    • pdhitman - Apr 23, 2013 at 4:05 PM

      1- It looks like he is running as fast as he can at his age

      2- He missed home plate

      3- We’re talking about KOREA, man…….KOREA (said in best Allen Iverson voice)

      • pdhitman - Apr 23, 2013 at 4:06 PM

        *Taiwan

      • genericcommenter - Apr 23, 2013 at 7:54 PM

        Getting paid $25,000 a month to vacation in Taiwan= not bad IMHO.

  2. waiverclaim - Apr 23, 2013 at 1:41 PM

    30 seconds doesn’t seem that long for a HR trot???

    • seeinred87 - Apr 23, 2013 at 2:04 PM

      It’s long.

      The slowest so far this season in MLB is Ian Kinsler at just over 28 seconds.

      There were only 2 over 30 seconds last year (not including the couple where players were injured on the trot).

      As a reference, Bryce Harper usually comes in around 18 seconds.

      http://www.wezen-ball.com/tater-trot-tracker/

      • kevinbnyc - Apr 23, 2013 at 4:19 PM

        Who was injured on their home run trot last year?? That’s pretty impressive, even if it was Grady Sizemore.

      • seeinred87 - Apr 23, 2013 at 6:01 PM

        Luke Scott pulled a hammy and came in with a time of 35.76 seconds.

        John Buck, too, pulled a hammy. Posted a 36.62, but actually stopped in the middle of his trot for a few seconds because of the injury, so it doesn’t really count.

  3. lrical - Apr 23, 2013 at 1:41 PM

    I’m sorry. Where does he play now?

  4. randygnyc - Apr 23, 2013 at 1:42 PM

    Jerkburger- good one.

    • threefingerclown - Apr 23, 2013 at 2:26 PM

      Jerkburger Restaurant called, they’re running out of Manny.

  5. tfbuckfutter - Apr 23, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    Huh….I was always under the impression that the pitchers in Taiwanese baseball were actually just well trained chickens.

    Finding out they are actually men who drape themselves in 24kt gold is somehow weirder.

  6. randygnyc - Apr 23, 2013 at 1:45 PM

    Now, what did the sign “sorry elephant” mean? That’s the story here.

    • goawaydog - Apr 23, 2013 at 1:47 PM

      the Elephants are the team in the “1979 Pirates and some third level bad guys from a new Mario game” unis

    • tfbuckfutter - Apr 23, 2013 at 1:48 PM

      Well how do YOU apologize to your mother-in-law?

      • motorcitydiddy - Apr 23, 2013 at 2:19 PM

        I don’t. I would never concede to her that she has hand. I’m comforted knowing that I have/will take the blame for many other things that I didn’t do.

  7. goawaydog - Apr 23, 2013 at 1:49 PM

    no one can watch his own home run better than Manny. Dude is walking backwards up the 1st base line while watching that ball fly out of the park.

  8. addictedzone - Apr 23, 2013 at 1:55 PM

    That trot was slowed down quite a bit when he decided to take the first 6 steps walking backwards while he admired his handiwork.

  9. Stiller43 - Apr 23, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    Was it really that slow? I know he paused for a bit after he hit the ball, but it didnt seem he was going THAT slow…

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Apr 23, 2013 at 4:00 PM

      Kirk Gibson ran faster and he could barely walk.

  10. sabatimus - Apr 23, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    I took a 7-second throne trot this morning. Is someone going to write a blog about it?

    • bigleagues - Apr 23, 2013 at 2:41 PM

      I, for one, gave you a thumbs up on this one, but there is some concern in the blogosphere that 7 seconds suggests you are utilizing performance enhancers.

  11. dwrek5 - Apr 23, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    Holy receding hairline!

  12. albertmn - Apr 23, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    How fast can Pujols trot about now if he were to hit one? He looks in horrible pain to try to jog, so I can’t imagine his would be much faster right now (although still likely faster than that one from Manny).

    • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Apr 23, 2013 at 2:53 PM

      Pujols has asked the umpiring crew if he can use a courtesy runner during his ABs.

  13. royhobbs39 - Apr 23, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    Yikes. Is it just me, or has Manny aged? Looks like a lot of gray is creeping up into those dreads. And it seems like he has also really let himself go. Not that he was ever a slim guy, but he looked like the old guy on the head shop’s softball team that is more focused on beer and wings afterward than on winning the game.

    • bigleagues - Apr 23, 2013 at 2:47 PM

      When you say “not that he was ever a slim guy” – would it surprise you to know that there was nary an ounce of fat around the mid-section throughout his MLB playing career?

      Fact is, he was actually a physical specimen, but his preference for baggy uniforms obscured that.

  14. jerze2387 - Apr 23, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    Is it just me or does he seem like a real life Kenny powers? his journey and all…Japan, the celebrations, quirks..

    • bigleagues - Apr 23, 2013 at 2:49 PM

      It’s just you.

      Manny is a model citizen. And just look at how much the Taiwanese love him!

      And besides, Kenny Powers is based largely on John Rocker and nobody ever loved him.

  15. vincecully - Apr 23, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    He didn’t step on home plate.

    • nolanwiffle - Apr 23, 2013 at 3:01 PM

      Bizarre. At the 1:27 mark in the video it appears as though Manny makes a point of stepping OVER the plate. Taiwan….pfffffttt.

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Apr 23, 2013 at 4:08 PM

      It’s considered a sign of disrespect in that culture to the ancestors of the people who make home plates. Sheesh, don’t you know ANYTHING??
      (Kidding people, no actual cultures were injured in the filming of this comment.)
      Funniest part to me is the announcers totally freaking over a 350 foot homer.
      And a fleeting thought was how fellow jerkburger and non-HoF member Pete Rose would have been around the bases before the ball landed in the stands.

  16. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Apr 23, 2013 at 2:56 PM

    What took longer: the HR trot or Cashman looking up Manny’s phone number? Can he hit left-handed pitching?

  17. bigleagues - Apr 23, 2013 at 3:01 PM

    OK, so ….

    1) Jerkburger? REALLY? I, mean, really now?

    2) According to my calculations that pitch was approximately 87 mph.

    3) A 40-year-old slightly out-of-shape Manny playing in Taiwan’s Major League is probably roughly equivalent to a 30-yr-old Manny playing against America’s Major League.

    4) For all his personal failings, after all he’s accomplished on the field, I think it’s pretty awesome that he loves the game so much that he is willing to play overseas submersed in an unfamiliar culture . . . even if we all know, reborn Christian and all, that it isn’t gonna end well.

  18. aceshigh11 - Apr 23, 2013 at 3:06 PM

    With announcers Kenny Blankenship and Vic Romano.

    “Right you are, Ken!”

  19. indaburg - Apr 23, 2013 at 4:19 PM

    You mean that wasn’t in slo-mo? Huh.

    Why don’t the helmets match the uniforms?

  20. pisano - Apr 23, 2013 at 6:27 PM

    Total over the hill juiced scumbag.

  21. onbucky96 - Apr 23, 2013 at 7:27 PM

    John Goodman in The Babe thinks Manny needs to pick up the pace around the bases.

  22. brandondubreuil - Apr 23, 2013 at 9:41 PM

    For those wondering, his first trot was a shade under 29 seconds and his second was about 27.5.
    http://www.mannydoestaiwan.com @brandondubreuil

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