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A-Rod and Trout Discuss Hitting

ESPN posted a great interview with Alex Rodriguez talking baseball with Mike Trout. They discuss shifting and how to bring more personality to the game. They end with a long discussion on Trout’s pregame routine and how he works on his hitting. This is one of the best interviews you will see with Mike Trout a really nice job by A-Rod.

2018 Trout Stadium Giveaways

Mike Trout Birthday ShirtThe Los Angeles Angels released their 2018 promotional schedule recently. The stadium giveaways include a number of Mike Trout themed items.  It appears the team is going to do their best to get every kid in the Los Angeles area the chance to own a Mike Trout jersey.  With seven opportunities to get a youth sized jersey you shouldn’t have any problem helping your kid show off their love for #27.  Other giveaways include a Mike Trout Nutcracker and a special birthday shirt on August 7th when #27 turns 27 years old. After a slew of bobbleheads celebrating Mike’s 2016 MVP award it appears there won’t be any Trout bobbleheads this year.


June 3 – Rangers

Promotion: Youth Trout Jersey
Presented By Angels Radio AM830 | Youth jerseys for first 10,000 fans ages 3-13, while supplies last.

Mike Trout NutcrackerJune 22 – Blue Jays
Promotion: Trout Nutcracker (Christmas in June)
Presented By Old Dominion

June 24 – Blue Jays
Promotion: Youth Trout Jersey
Presented By Angels Radio AM830 | Youth jerseys for first 10,000 fans ages 3-13, while supplies last.

July 9 –  Dodgers
Promotion: Youth Trout Jersey
Presented By Angels Radio AM830 | Youth jerseys for first 10,000 fans ages 3-13, while supplies last.

July 10 –  Mariners
Trout Shirt

July 22 –  Astros
Promotion: Youth Trout Jersey
Presented By Angels Radio AM830 | Youth jerseys for first 10,000 fans ages 3-13, while supplies last.

July 29 –  Mariners
Promotion: Youth Trout Jersey
Presented By Angels Radio AM830 | Youth jerseys for first 10,000 fans ages 3-13, while supplies last.

August 7 –  Tigers
Promotion: Trout Birthday Shirt
Presented By Microsemi

August 12 –  Athletics
Promotion: Youth Trout Jersey
Presented By Angels Radio AM830 | Youth jerseys for first 10,000 fans ages 3-13, while supplies last.

Mike Trout 80s' replica jerseyAugust 24 – Astros

Promotion: 80s Replica Jersey
Presented By Pechanga Resort & Casino

August 26 –  Astros
Promotion: Youth Trout Jersey
Presented By Angels Radio AM830 | Youth jerseys for first 10,000 fans ages 3-13, while supplies last.

 

Creepy Mike Trout Face T-shirt

The Speedbump – Mike Trout’s 2017 Season Review

Mike Trout wrapped up his sixth season once again sitting atop MLB as baseball’s best player and unfortunately once again sitting out of the playoffs. Despite his stellar play the thing that will most be remembered about 2017 was the period of just over 6 weeks in which he did not play.

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Trout started the season off with a bang being named the American League Player of the Month for April. It was the best start of his career to date and the fourth time he has received the award. His all-around stats continued to build as he surpassed all of the expected career plateaus during the year. He passed 150 stolen bases, 500 RBI, 500 walks, 1,000 hits, 200 doubles and reached 200 home runs just as the season came to a close. He once again found a way to lead the league in on-base percentage (.442) and was able to couple that with the simultaneous lead in slugging percentage (.629). That naturally made him the league leader in OPS, a remarkable 1.071. He finished the season with a 187 OPS+. At an early stage in the season he had an absurd OPS+ over 200.

All of these feats would seem to make him a shoe-in for his third MVP award, but then May 28th put a serious dent in Trout’s season and the Angel’s playoff chances. Continue reading The Speedbump – Mike Trout’s 2017 Season Review