Mike Trout is one of the fastest players in baseball, and he thinks he’s fast enough to take down one of the fastest players in the NFL.
The Los Angeles Angels stud outfielder joined MLB Network’s “Intentional Talk” last week and was asked whether he could accomplish many athletic feats. Trout was asked if he could: dunk a basketball, drive a golf ball over 300 yards, ice skate backwards, bowl a perfect game and finish in the top three of “Dancing With the Stars.” Trout was also asked if he could beat Michael Vick in a 50-yard dash.
“I mean yeah. What is he, 30? I know he’s older. I got him, I got him for sure!” Trout said.
Trout was then asked if he could beat Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson in a race. Johnson famously clocked a 4.24 40-yard dash time at the NFL Combine.
“I don’t know about that. Nah, there ain’t no way. Ain’t no way of catching him,” Trout admitted.
As for the other accomplishments, Trout says he came close to a perfect game in bowling and that his highest score was in the 280s. He could do everything else on the list, except finish well in “Dancing With the Stars” because he says he’s not a good dancer.
Vick’s speed has actually been a popular topic this year. The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback raced teammate LeSean McCoy in May and supposedly torched the running back. Shortly thereafter, Vick said he was the fastest quarterback in the league. But could Trout beat him in a race? I’ll take my boy Trout, and I’d happily pay to see it happen.
If you have some time, you should watch the entire interview because it’s pretty funny. At one point Trout says if the Angels were stuck on a desert island and had to eat someone, he’d choose manager Mike Scioscia because he’s the meatiest. Love it.
H/T The 700 Level