The Nice List, Angels style. Who made the cut?
#5 – Mike Trout
Some people may be surprised that I would not list Mike Trout at number one. Don’t get me wrong as he is a great guy to talk to, friendly, funny, and he never makes you feel that you are wasting his time. Mike Trout is an awesome guy to interview and talk to and if I had a chance to just sit and talk to him about life and baseball history I assuredly would rank Trout even higher on this list.
For a superstar he is amazingly gracious and his love for the game of baseball exudes from him. My favorite quote was when an MLB.Com reporter asked him if he was having more fun out there that evening as compared to the first two days of his rehab assignment when he had gone 1 for 7 instead of the 3 for 3 that night the reporter asked that question.
Trout’s demeanor immediately changed and he was almost perturbed at the question, but he held his tongue and gave a very pointed and real answer that made me love him as a person even more “I’m always having fun out there. I love playing this game every day,” Trout said. That’s what makes Mike Trout second to none is his love for the game of baseball. It’s definitely refreshing. He is a winner in my book.