Trout’s Magic Slides

Mike Trout made a stronger case for his second MVP with two magic slides against the Blue Jays. The first came as he stole third base and he adeptly reached behind Josh Donaldson’s foot that was blocking the bag. This is not the first time Mike has made a slide like this.

The next was at home plate. Without replay no one would believe he was safe.

Mike Trout’s 25th Birthday Bash

Mike Trout’s 25th birthday turned out to be quite a party. First off, following the Dominican tradition, his teammates gave him a special baby powder and egg shower.

Happy 25th birthday to the kid, @miketrout! @kole_calhoun56 @pujolsfive

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Trout is known for hitting a home run on his birthday. This year his bat was no where to be found as he earned the rare distinction of a “golden sombrero”, four strikeouts. But he showed up on the field with a grand-slam stealing catch in center field. You have to see this catch!

Mike Trout Owns New Skill in Modern Baseball

Mike Trout’s skills on the baseball field are well documented but that’s not all a player needs to be successful in today’s major leagues. Fan interaction specifically on social media is something players must engage in to grow their brand and find new fans.  The problem is that social media can get a player in trouble as well.

There’s no telling if Trout’s had some social media coaching or if he’s got great instincts but he plays it straight down the middle.  His social media posts are almost always about baseball and when he uses his platform to promote charities or promotional brands he doesn’t over do it.

Managing social media can be a lot of work, and there’s no reason a player should make it a full time job (or hire someone to run their social media for them). But Mike stays involved with regular posts throughout the season often commenting back to fans or forwarding on pictures of kids inspired by him.

If you’re not following Mike Trout make sure to add him to your list

Instagram – @MikeTrout

SnapChat – @millville27