Hudson admits he needs work on home run trot

Tim Hudson couldn’t help but admire a few video replays of the two-run home run he hit Monday night against the Blue Jays, only the second of his career and the game-winner in a 2-0 victory. But he was a little embarrassed about his home run trot.

“It was longer than it should have been,” Hudson said. “Honestly I thought it was normal. Apparently it’s not. Apparently I need to be out of breath whenever I tag home. I don’t know. It’s been a while.”

Chipper Jones was only half-kidding when he was asked about Hudson’s home run and said this about the slow trot: “We’ve got to work on it. It could get him drilled next time we face the Blue Jays.”

The Braves went two years between interleague series against the Blue Jays and have played them only four series over the past six years. Hudson was too busy celebrating to worry much about it. His trot included a fist pump, a wave to his family and a perma-grin.

“He was so basking in his glory last night,” Jones said. “He milked that homer for every possible second that he could. It even took him two or three pitches into (Jordan) Schafer’s at-bat to do the curtain call. He was savoring every moment.”

31 comments Add your comment

urban redneck

June 21st, 2011
6:58 pm

strut huddy strut

bruce

June 21st, 2011
7:00 pm

Scooter

June 21st, 2011
7:01 pm

get you some huddy. haters gonna hate

fred

June 21st, 2011
7:26 pm

Is U-go-lugo in the House?

Dawgdad (The Original)

June 21st, 2011
7:39 pm

Nice guys do finish first!

"Chef" Tim Dix

June 21st, 2011
7:44 pm

Huddy did nothing wrong. Touched them all, dominating pitching performance….Visitors simply have to bite there lips.

FACTS

June 21st, 2011
7:51 pm

ESPN is the new TMZ, pitchers are suppose to take longer & use less stress to preserve energy for the next inning, whether on a homer or a ground out…..do people even know the unwritten rules of baseball….just watch the lead-off hitter after a pitcher makes an out as has to run, even if he takes three straight strikes he is going to milk the count to give his pitcher a chance 2 catch their breath!!!!

ScoutDawg

June 21st, 2011
7:53 pm

Pimpin’ ain’t easy.

Billyboy

June 21st, 2011
7:59 pm

It was a great walk-off homer!

Delbert D.

June 21st, 2011
9:05 pm

Nate McLouth’s batting average is currently higher than the other 2 starting outfielders and the 2nd baseman.

Easy G

June 21st, 2011
9:43 pm

Uggla just plain sucks ! 0-4 again. Uggla makes McOut look like a star…

Easy G

June 21st, 2011
9:47 pm

Braves try to make fun of Yunel Escobar but he is a better hitter/player than Uggla for about $20 million less dollars too.

Easy G

June 21st, 2011
9:48 pm

DOB, so if Uggla goes 7 for 250 rest of the way he will still be starting 2B ?

Eagle Eye Cherry

June 21st, 2011
9:56 pm

DOB, interview Dan Uggla and ask him why he sucks this year ?

Milt Famey

June 21st, 2011
9:59 pm

Huddy had a lot of practice on his HR trot at Auburn where he Dh’ed when he wasn’t pitching. He said the aluminum bats in college made him a HR hitter. He sure put the barrel on that one last night–about 6 rows deep. Great job.

Milt Famey

June 21st, 2011
10:02 pm

Brian Jordan was right tonight re: Uggla. “It’s time for a change.” Terry Pendleton used to constantly change his stance when things were going bad. It worked well for him. Come on Dan, try it. It couldn’t be any worse.

hal

June 21st, 2011
10:06 pm

ive ween larry wayne take his time a few times too and he has no excuse hes a regular huddys hit two give him a break franchise lol

south georgia boy

June 21st, 2011
10:07 pm

Despite all the injuries, nothing from Wayward Heyward, lessthan nothing from Uggla, Braves have second best record in NL. Just a little more hitting would make for a nice summer.

hal

June 21st, 2011
10:08 pm

mcouts out hitting mchaystack by close to 50 points lol

BT

June 21st, 2011
10:14 pm

Ponder this: braves have better record than all division leaders, save Boston and Philly.

Najeh Davenpoop

June 21st, 2011
10:24 pm

Michael Wilbon’s b-tch ass was calling out Hudson for his home run trot on PTI today. F-ck that. If I was a pitcher hitting my second home run ever I would have strutted for twice as long as him.

bostonbravo

June 21st, 2011
10:37 pm

question from a stupid man…HOW can Uggla even show up at the park???

monty

June 21st, 2011
10:39 pm

I would have thrown my bat down like Hinske does!

What do I do with this bat??

June 21st, 2011
10:44 pm

Chipper is not kidding about “getting it drilled into you” the next time Huddy faces the Blue Jays. If I were Tim, not sure I’d dig in too hard against them my next AB. Who knows – another extra inning game and a pinch hit appearance may be in order against TOR??? His trot time could have been taken by sundial it was so slow. He earned it! – way to go Huddy!

Ace of Hearts

June 21st, 2011
10:48 pm

Najeh Davenpoop-I second that comotion

chipper zzang

June 21st, 2011
11:02 pm

I love Huddy, no doubt he is the braves’ #1 pitcher for the past yrs with the braves.

SWAT Native

June 21st, 2011
11:30 pm

@ Najeh – Wilbon hates everything Atlanta. I bumped into him at the last Hawks v. Bulls game. I started to ask him why; I wish I had.

bobbybrave

June 22nd, 2011
1:01 am

the jays will not hit hudson or anyone else…if you can not get the pitcher out you have no reason to bean anyone else

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bravesgirlnc

June 22nd, 2011
10:24 am

Made me laugh pretty hard. I love Huddy.

Roark

June 22nd, 2011
10:56 am

wilbon is an angry fat man who keeps a racial chip on his shoulder.

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