After the birth of his son, Los Angeles Angels slugger Mike Trout should not be expecting any more presents on his 29th birthday.
Birthdays come just once a year, and for Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout, that means celebrating his 29th year the planet. While that’s normally a cause for celebration, it appears that the outfielder may have received his birthday present already.
At least, his wife Jessica thought it prudent to remind the slugger.
Jumping onto Twitter and sending out a birthday wish to her husband amid all the other nods sent by Angels fans, Trout’s wife Jessica decided to remind him that she has already delivered the best, and perhaps the only gift, he’ll be getting from her this year.
Mrs. Trout was, of course, referring to Beckham Aaron Trout (B.A.T.), the couple’s first child. Beckham was born on July 30th, weighing in at a healthy seven pounds, 10 ounces.
Following the birth of his son, the elder Trout returned to the Angels on August 4th and celebrated his newfound dad-strength by hitting a home run in his first at-bat since becoming a father.
As if that wasn’t enough, Mike Trout hit a pair of home runs the following night, continuing his dominance of the Mariners. Since returning to the lineup, he owns a batting line of .333/.385/1.083 with three home runs, eight RBI, and four runs scored. Not to let a good Trout run go to waste, the Angels also used the momentum to win their first series of the season, taking two of three from the Mariners.
The birthday boy and the Halos look to continue their momentum on Friday when they begin a weekend series in Arlington against the Texas Rangers. While his wife may have given him the best gift of all, no one is going to be upset if the Rangers opt to gift him a couple of dingers as well.