Last night, Red Sox slugger David Ortiz blasted a 442 foot home run against the Orioles. Ortiz’s homer became the 62nd to reach Eutaw Street and his second.
Today Orioles media members jokingly tweeted that they saw Ortiz finish rounding the bases after the Red Sox took batting practice for game two of the three game series.
According to Baseball Prospectus’ Tater Trot Tracker, Ortiz’s recorded the slowest trot of the 26 homers hit on Monday at 27.35 seconds.
So I’ll ask the question I asked last week about Nick Markakis; did David Ortiz over-admire his home run and will the Orioles retaliate tonight?