Mike Trout Comes in Second, Again

The best hitter on the planet may be Miguel Cabrera, but Mike Trout is the best player on the planet. So far in his young career, that designation has only translated into having legions of fans, a couple of Silver Sluggers and a few bloggers receiving restraining orders. No MVP recognition so far, but his time will come. At least, that’s what the voters would like you to believe.

On top of all that, Mike Trout’s hometown of Millville, NJ is running a “local sports stories of the year” series right now. Where did the story of Mike Trout avoiding the sophomore slump finish? It came in second. Please excuse me while I go cry in the corner.

Just for the funsies of it, the third place finish was a local high school football team that finished its year going 2-8. If that’s third place, that is a really low bar. I am going to check back on a daily basis to see which story comes in first. It better be something amazing, Daily Journal.

I attempted to go cheer Trout up at his parents home in Millville, but the local police recognized me from the photo that they began circulating last year. It might be high time that I invest in some hair dye and a mustache. They can’t keep us away from each other forever, Mike.

I made Trout a care package to ease his suffering to go along with the $17 that I am personally pitching in to help pay for his contract extension. Please contact me if you would like to help with the kickstarter fund. I will also need someone to deliver the care package. It seems that the police frown upon an individual breaking the whole “100 feet away” rule. Whatever that means.

Topics: Los Angeles Angels, Mike Trout

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  • [email protected]

    Mike, did you say that Cabrera may be the best hitter? WOW, that’s almost like Virginia claiming that Trout carried the team the whole year. Bet she misremembered the month of April. Players and managers didn’t vote Cabrera two years in a row as their MVP because of his limited range as a defender or that he hits into more double plays than Trout of that he was hobbling around the bases. Why did Cabrera’s peers select him ? He is CLUTCH !

    • mikehllywa

      I didn’t say “may be” as if it were a question. I was stating it as fact. And I was also stating that Trout is the best “player.”

      • [email protected]

        Mike Trout if injury free is the Cam Newton of the NFL. Both are young with wicked skill sets. They both are learning how to be that player who takes their game, skills to that next level that when the game is on the line, their peers will use their names instead of Cabrera or Brady or Montana. Being the most skilled rarely equates to being the best player. Best has different meanings to different people who critique value. I’ll say both Trout and Newton are the most skilled at their sports but best ? When opportunity is met with success in moments that define greatness in helping the team to aspire. Then both players will receive my vote as best. I want the BEST to succeed in the most critical opportunities.