J.J. Watt visits Astros, crushes HRs, meets Angels' Trout
Two pro sports heavyweights collided on Thursday afternoon, when Houston Texans star J.J. Watt met with Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels at Minute Maid Park ahead of the Angels' game with the Astros.
Prior to a great photo-op with Watt and Trout, J.J. stepped in to the batter's box during batting practice and demonstrated that yes, he'd be a pretty capable major-league baseball player:
JJ Watt is taking batting practice. pic.twitter.com/KrwG85fnCU— Chandler Rome (@Chandler_Rome) July 30, 2015
After his hitting session was over, he met with Trout...and just so you're aware, Trout doesn't look too much smaller than Watt side-by-side (Tweets provided by Chandler Rome and Brian McTaggart of MLB.com):
Watt wanted Mike Trout to throw him one. "Just for a picture!" pic.twitter.com/Ue2N51oA0v— Chandler Rome (@Chandler_Rome) July 30, 2015
Trout's an otherworldly talent, but even he finds himself in awe of Watt. As he told Mike DiGiovanna of the L.A. Times: “He’s a special guy, he’s gifted,” Trout said. “He’s 6-6, 290 pounds and just shredded. It’s pretty impressive. I wouldn’t want to be a running back and get hit by him, that’s for sure. “It was pretty cool to meet him. All the things you hear about, all the big plays he makes on TV watching football on Sundays, it’s finally good to meet him.”