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The many things Mike Trout could become

Aug 31, 2011, 12:33 PM EDT

Mike Trout

The headline to the post over at The Platoon Advantage today is “Attack of the Trout.”  If this was Jeopardy!, I’d respond with “What are movies that are better than the second ‘Star Wars’ prequel?”

But this is not Jeopardy! — if I could recreate a game show here it would be Golden Era “Match Game” — and that’s not what the article is about. It’s about the precocious Mike Trout and the company he is beginning to keep with his offensive exploits at such a young age.  Company that is both good — Mel Ott! — and not so good — Danny Murphy! Brian McCall!

Just another reminder that you can’t trust a 20-year-old to do anything. Be it something practical like showing up to work on time or something more specialized like serving as the receptacle for all of the exciting hopes and dreams we throw on young sluggers.

  1. Chris St. John - Aug 31, 2011 at 12:53 PM

    Put this on twitter (@stealofhome), but worth repeating here:

    Mike Trout is already tied for 15th all-time for most HRs in an age 19 or younger season (defined by age on June 30th). He has only played in 21 games. If he only hits two more home runs this season, he will be tied for 9th all-time.

    The all-time leader for 19 and younger is Tony Conigliaro with 24 HRs in 444 PAs. At this pace, Trout would have 31 HRs in 444 PAs.

    Obviously he wouldn’t be expected to keep up this pace, but it’s worth noting.

    • The Common Man - Aug 31, 2011 at 1:26 PM

      He’s not 19 any more, so his pace is over.

  2. gogigantos - Aug 31, 2011 at 1:47 PM

    “can’t trust a young-un to do a man’s job, even in a kid’s game”
    so says the Sabes, to his and our doom,,,,, thank all the Gods for the interruption of a World Series Win a long time coming and damn them for not another shot at the Phils,,, Tejajajajajajajaja

  3. gogigantos - Aug 31, 2011 at 2:14 PM

    Trout looks for real, solid ROY vote, and would look great in just about any outfield,,, still, wild run salmon is better than river trout any day,,, just sayin

  4. gogigantos - Aug 31, 2011 at 2:16 PM

    sorry, silly,,,, ROY,,, just welcome one of the new overlords that plays for a team not mine,,, Tejajajajajajajajaja

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