Who is the slowest player in the major leagues? You don’t even have to think twice. You don’t have to look it up. You just know: it’s Jose Molina.
And Molina showed us all on Wednesday that the title is well-deserved.
Molina was on first in the top of the fourth inning of Tampa Bay’s 7-3 win over Oakland when Kevin Kiermaier hit a 2-run home run to right. The ball barely cleared the high wall, so Kiermaier was booking it around first just in case the ball stayed in the park. Not Molina, though, who knew it was gone and took his sweet ass time yogging (soft J) around the bases.
You could see the big smile Kiermaier had on his face as he was approaching home plate, and I don’t think that was because of his joy over the homer. He was trying to keep from laughing.
Pick it up a little, Jose. You’re killing your teammates’ flow.
Forearm bash to Deadspin