Trout told the Los Angeles Times that he never would flip his bat after a home run because he thinks that is disrespectful toward the pitcher.
"I don’t try to show anybody up. Whatever somebody else does, that’s what they do. … I go out there and try to respect the game. I go out there and play. My parents always taught me to be humble," Trout told the newspaper.
But what if a pitcher gets animated after whiffing Trout?
"If a guy pumps his fist at me on the mound, I’m going to go, ‘Yeah, you got me. Good for you. Hopefully I get you next time.’ That’s what makes the game fun," Trout said.