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Mike Trout celebrates $144.5 million contract extension with home run and massive steak

Mar 30, 2014, 10:41 AM EDT

Mike Trout‘s new six-year, $144.5 million contract extension was officially announced on Saturday afternoon and the star outfielder celebrated by going 2-for-4 with a home run in the Angels’ 6-2 exhibition victory over the Dodgers in Anaheim. Trout, 22, then hit up a steakhouse with friend and teammate Garrett Richards

The Angels open their 2014 regular-season schedule on Monday night against the Mariners.

  1. Kevin S. - Mar 30, 2014 at 10:48 AM

    I’m confused, are they celebrating by eating Stephen Drew? Maybe this is why Boras switched up his food metaphors.

    • Francisco (FC) - Mar 30, 2014 at 11:56 AM

      It’s a Heroes thing. After finishing that steak Trout will be able to play shortstop.

    • lukedunphysscienceproject - Mar 30, 2014 at 1:55 PM

      Well played, sir.

  2. cjb5671 - Mar 30, 2014 at 10:50 AM

    Great ballplayer, even better person. Good for you Mike.

  3. historiophiliac - Mar 30, 2014 at 11:00 AM

    Oh my word, it’s like gristle on a stick. Your body is a temple, son. Take care of it while you’re young or you’ll be mainlining fish oil, Bengay and Metamucil when you’re old.

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Mar 30, 2014 at 11:22 AM

      Take care of it while you’re young or you’ll be mainlining fish oil, Bengay and Metamucil when you’re old.

      You say that like it’s enough of a deterrant for any guy to turn down that brontosaurus burger.

      • Old Gator - Mar 30, 2014 at 11:27 AM

        Come on church, you know there weren’t no such thang as brontosaurus. So there they are at Cope and Marsh’s, the finest sauropod steak place in Tinseltown. Trout is eating a camarasaurus chop, and Richards is eating an apatosaurus chop.

      • groupofsevenrules - Mar 30, 2014 at 8:40 PM

        You have perhaps heard of Albertasaurus, Gator?

      • Old Gator - Mar 30, 2014 at 9:12 PM

        Albertosaurus. Theropod. Compact model of the T-rex.

        Too stringy. You don’t need to tenderize sauropod steaks. Took a quick Wicki peek and I see that the type specimen comes from the Red Deer area waaaayyyy south of where you are. Great full name, though – Albertosaurus sarcophagus.

    • Old Gator - Mar 30, 2014 at 11:28 AM

      And what’s wrong with fish oil and Metamucil, anyway?

    • indaburg - Mar 30, 2014 at 11:47 AM

      Oh my word, woman, that looks delicious. :-) Trout’s looks better. Richards’ steak looks like it might be overdone. Never want overdone steak. Ask Boras.

      If you take care of your body, you can enjoy the occasional splurge.

      • Old Gator - Mar 30, 2014 at 2:53 PM

        And if you don’t, you can enjoy the regular splurge.

      • indaburg - Mar 30, 2014 at 3:04 PM

        I’m laughing. Very true.

        I don’t see any sources of resveratrol on the table. If you’re going to eat all that red meat, you need a good antioxidant.

      • Old Gator - Mar 30, 2014 at 5:13 PM

        How about a plastic bag over the head?

      • indaburg - Mar 30, 2014 at 9:55 PM

        That seems a bit extreme. I’d just go with a nice Chilean red.

      • cmtill14 - Mar 30, 2014 at 7:12 PM

        I thought Boras was only an expert on tea…

      • indaburg - Mar 30, 2014 at 7:50 PM

        His previous analogy of choice for his clients was steak: I think the steaks these young athletes are holding are the steaks he was envisioning as his clients. Those are some nice cuts of beef.

      • Old Gator - Mar 30, 2014 at 10:30 PM

        “I’d just go with a nice Chilean red.”

        You dated Salvador Allende?

      • indaburg - Mar 31, 2014 at 6:25 AM


    • asimonetti88 - Mar 30, 2014 at 2:58 PM

      Perhaps he should take health maintenance advice from Miggy and start drinking more.

      • historiophiliac - Mar 30, 2014 at 11:45 PM

        Guess it doesn’t pay around here to get sober.

  4. professor30 - Mar 30, 2014 at 11:04 AM

    Can’t compare to the “Ole 96er” John Candy ate in The Great Outdoors, an American classic.

    • culturecesspool - Mar 30, 2014 at 11:20 AM

      Did they throw in some hats for the kids??

      • Old Gator - Mar 30, 2014 at 11:29 AM

        No but, as usual, they made the kids sit in the back by the speakers.

      • edwardemanuelson - Mar 30, 2014 at 12:52 PM

        “He’s not done yet.”

        “Whaddya talkin about?! There’s nothin left on that plate but grisle and fat!”

      • culturecesspool - Mar 30, 2014 at 5:32 PM


  5. chiadam - Mar 30, 2014 at 11:31 AM

    So much steak…lungs filling…sinuses packed with meat.

  6. twinfan24 - Mar 30, 2014 at 1:16 PM

    Take that vegetarians! If you want to be arguably the best young player, make sure you get some meat in your diet.

    By the way, I would hope Trout picked up the tab after signing his new deal.

  7. oztotten008 - Mar 30, 2014 at 2:13 PM

    Richards is lookin real classy in that white t, glad the boys dressed up for their big night out!

  8. nymets4ever - Mar 30, 2014 at 2:22 PM

    there are these things called vegetables

  9. shanabartels - Mar 30, 2014 at 10:06 PM

    I haven’t eaten meat in 12 and a half years. I do not understand the appeal of this stuff.

    • Old Gator - Mar 30, 2014 at 10:32 PM

      I have an iguana who feels exactly the same way.

      • shanabartels - Apr 1, 2014 at 6:15 PM

        I was about to ask you what iguanas eat, but I probably don’t want to know the answer.

    • strictlythedanks - Mar 31, 2014 at 12:17 PM

      cool story a hole

  10. AlmostForty - Mar 30, 2014 at 11:31 PM

    I’m confused. He’s never driven in 100! Steaks are for RBI guys!

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