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Mike Trout: The Man, The Myth, The Legend


Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Question: Who doesn’t love Mike Trout?

Answer: A person with no soul. A person who would kick a dog or spit on a cat. A person who would trip an old lady as she crossed the street.

In less than two full seasons, Mike Trout has risen to demigod status and has elicited comparisons to legends like Mickey Mantle, Lou Gehrig, and Ted Williams. He is larger than life on the field, but off the field he is as humble as the kid next door. So in an effort to sway the opinions of the BBWAA voters to give him the MVP award he deserves, we here at Halo Hangout asked our readers to offer a little insight into the greatness of Mike Trout. Here are some of the responses we received:

“He strikes out every now and then just so the opposing pitcher won’t feel bad.”

— “Swingin’”A. Miss, Oxnard

“Last year, he came in second in voting at the Conclave to elect the new Pope.”

— Raul E. Monkee, Temecula

“As a rookie, veteran players carried his equipment to the dugout.”

— Hal O. Fanatic, Orange

“His testosterone was harvested by Biogenesis to create performance-enhancing drugs.”

— Robin Homers, Pasadena

“New statistics are being created to further measure his greatness.”

— F. Owl Ball, Riverside

“He led his U12 Little League team to victory… at the age of 4.”

— Bette Wins, Corona del Mar

And the best response we received:

He is Mike Trout, the Most Interesting Man in Baseball.