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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Mike Trout actually gives a home run away (Video)

Mike-Trout-gives-up-home-runThis just in: Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout is a human being. The 21-year-old is in only his second full season in the majors, but opposing hitters already know that they have to hit the ball way over the wall if they want to pop a home run in his direction. Trout has mastered the art of robbing home runs, but he actually gave one away earlier this week.

When St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Jon Jay hit a long fly ball to center on Wednesday night, it looked for a second like Trout was going to make one of his signature phenomenal catches. Instead, the ball went off his glove and over the wall. The replay makes it hard to tell if Trout actually turned a potential wall ball into a homer, but the point is we have grown accustomed to him coming down with it.

Simply put, we’re spoiled. When you are used to seeing spectacular grabs like this, this and this, average just doesn’t cut it.



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