WATCH: Mike Trout blasts grand slam into 'Trout Net'
By Robert Judin.
Mike Trout exploded onto the scene when the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim called him up a few years ago. Since then, he’s been arguably the best player in baseball. He can hit, run, and field his position. He’s a six-tool player.
And he doesn’t have to hit 50 home runs a year to maintain his image in baseball. As fans of the game, we’ll settle for admiring the shear height and distance on his moonshot homers. We can live in awe of the blazing speed he shows on the basepaths or the cat-like reflexes he shows in the outfield.
But what he did on Sunday only feeds to his hype and adds to his legend.
Trout blasted two home runs against the Texas Rangers. One of them was a grand slam that landed in a fan’s fishing net a.k.a. the “Trout Net.”
He also hit a solo shot before that one. Now, it’s highly unlikely that Trout meant to hit the ball into the net. He’s not quite on the Babe Ruthian level we’d like him to be.
Though he did break a franchise record in the process.
Just wait until people start naming their sons Mike and Trout.
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