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Mike Trout might have to get a new phone number

Feb 28, 2011, 6:52 PM EDT

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Mike Trout is a very popular guy right now. And not just because he is widely considered as one of the top position prospects in the game.

No, you see, the 19-year-old outfielder was the innocent victim of a prank this afternoon by his Angels’ teammates.

According to Kevin Baxter of the Los Angeles Times, a message popped up on the right field scoreboard multiple times during today’s exhibition game against the Athletics inviting those in attendance to call “Mike Trout directly with your baseball questions.” They were even nice enough to include Trout’s real cell phone number.

And just who was the mastermind behind this little scheme? Last year’s AL strikeout king Jered Weaver.

Cold blooded? Yes. But every guy needs to get knocked down a few pegs every once in a while. You know, just to keep them honest.

Welcome to the bigs, kid. At least for a little while.

  1. cur68 - Feb 28, 2011 at 8:17 PM

    Well, shucks, that’s really nice of Weaver. Nothing makes a kid feel like he belongs like a star player messing with him a little. The opposite of admiration isn’t hate, after all, it’s indifference. Good for Weaver and I hope that kid has a sense of humor and realizes Weaver did him a solid.

  2. sportsdrenched - Feb 28, 2011 at 10:53 PM

    So, what was the number?

  3. BC - Mar 1, 2011 at 9:18 AM

    Maybe they can give him Blake Griffin’s phone number:
    http://offthebench.nbcsports.com/2011/02/26/when-a-wrong-number-is-really-wrong-teen-girl-getting-blake-griffins-phone-calls/

  4. Utley's Hair - Mar 1, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    Anybody else get the feeling that Mike Trout is going to be the next Tim Salmon?

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