Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout took a moment out of his day to show his appreciation for the Anaheim Police Department.
Angels fans are used to three-time MVP, Mike Trout, doing spectacular things on the field. As Major League Baseball is on pause amid the coronavirus, he is showing he knows how to make an impression off the field, too. On Thursday, he surprised local police officers with a special message of thanks.
When they haven’t been called into action on the street, the Anaheim Police Department has been holding digital only meetings in practicing social distancing guidelines.
On April 9, the Chief of Police, Jorge Cisneros, invited a special guest to greet his officers. Somebody by the name of Mike Trout.
“You guys hanging in there?” Trout said via video conference. “I can’t thank you guys enough for what you do, especially in this crazy time we’re going through right now. For you guys to be able to go out there and keep us all safe when we have to stay in the house — the bravery, the things you do, the risks you take going out there every day — I can’t thank you guys enough.”
The police chief joked that if Trout gets bored at home, he has a different Anaheim uniform that he can wear.
Trout closed the video meeting by adding, “I appreciate all that you guys do for us.”
While MLB and the Players Association continue to monitor public health conditions in deciding when it is safe to play again, Trout has been working out of his home, along with teammate Michael Kohn, and occasionally, with Albert Pujols. In an interview with MLB Network, he joked that his wife will be happy to see him back on the baseball diamond again soon.