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Rehab Game Interview

Mike Trout is playing his second rehab game for the IE 66ers tonight. Before the game he answered questions about how he’s feeling and how is game will change after experiencing the injury (spoiler alert: it won’t).

As you can tell his fans came out strong to see him. Continue reading Rehab Game Interview

First Time on the Disabled List

While stealing second base on Sunday, Mike Trout has a tear in the ucl tear of his left thumb. The injury will require Trout to go on the Disabled List for the first time in his career. Surgery is a possibility and he’s expected to miss anywhere from 4-8 weeks of playing time. Teammate Andrelton Simmons had a similar injury in 2016 and missed 5 weeks.

Walking Trout with the Bases Loaded

Terry Collins, the Mets manager, made some news last Sunday when he stated that he considered walking Mike Trout in the 9th inning with the bases loaded.  The Angels were down by three and Trout represented the winning run if he were able to swat a grand slam.  Instead, Addison Reed was able to limit Trout to a sacrifice fly and the Mets came away with a 7-5 victory. With Albert Pujols out of the lineup and the rest of the team struggling the idea was not without merit. This may be the ultimate sign of respect for Mike Trout as a hitter.


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150 Steals

Mike Trout stole his 150th career stolen base on May 14 against the Detroit Tigers. With that feat and and Alex Rodriguez became the only two players with 150 stolen bases and 175 home runs before their age 26 seasons. He is also the youngest player to record 150 steals and 150 home runs.

2017 Mike Trout Angel Stadium Giveaways

The Angels have released their list of promotional stadium giveaways for 2017.  The list includes several Mike Trout themed items including 4 Trout bobbleheads. Plus a set of Mike Trout socks and a Rookie of the Year blanket featuring Mike Trout and Tim Salmon.

 

 

Date Item Opponent
May 16, 2017 Trout MVP Season Bobblehead 1 of 3 White Sox
June 14, 2017 Rookie of the Year Blanket Yankees
July 18, 2017 Trout MVP Double Bobblehead Nationals
August 1, 2017 Trout #27 Socks Phillies
August 4, 2017 Trout MVP Season Bobblehead 2 of 3 Athletics
August 22, 2017 Trout MVP Season Bobblehead 3 of 3 Ranges

Touchdown Mike Trout

Mike Trout makes no mystery of his love for the Philadelphia Eagles.  Earlier this week he went hunting with quarterback Carson Wentz.  Then he sent some of his signature shoes to the entire team.

As payback for all the attention Zach Ertz gave Trout the game ball after a touchdown pass from Carson Wentz.  Trout is living out all kinds of fantasies for little boys across the country.

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

Mike Trout 2016 MVP

2016 MVP Mike Trout

For the second time in his career Mike Trout has been named the American League MVP by the Baseball Writer’s Association. This was the fifth consecutive year that Trout was either first or second in the voting. Despite Trout’s place on the stats leader-board there was ambiguity about whether or not he would be named MVP because of the Angels poor season. Despite this liability Trout earned the award based on his individual play.

Here’s how the vote tally was finalized.

mvp-tally

Trout has led the league in WAR for five straight years. The last player to do that was Babe Ruth. He is the only the fifth position player to win two MVP award by the time he was 25 (Bench, Mantle, Foxx, and Musial are the others).