Cody Bellinger says he learned special slide from Mike Trout
Cody Bellinger is taking a page out of the book of another LA baseball star.
During 4-3 win over the Washington Nationals on Sunday, the Los Angeles Dodgers slugger hit an RBI double in the sixth inning and had a nifty move on the basepaths when he switched hands on his slide to avoid the tag at second.
Cody Bellinger with the Houdini slide pic.twitter.com/7ApcsAbGlq
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After the game, Bellinger said that he learned the move by watching Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout on TV, per Pedro Moura of The Athletic.
Cody Bellinger said he learned that switching-hands slide from watching Mike Trout do it on television.
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Indeed, Trout, the two-time MVP, has owned that swim move for years now. Credit to Bellinger for doing what all of us wish we could do and imitating it.