Obviously, I owe this post to Mike Trout. First off, when Trout said he didn’t know if he wanted to play in the 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns on July 3, I about had a meltdown. I felt like Trout owed it to the sport that made him the richest player of all-time to say the right things and then follow up.
So when Trout decided to play this season – even becoming a father for the first time – and then has said a few times since that he feels safe in doing so, I felt proud to call myself a huge Trout fan once again.
I felt so surely that Trout would homer his first game after fatherhood, I could have placed a bet through pa online sports betting.
Surely enough, you know what happened. Home run number 287 was for baby Trout.
287th career homer for Mike Trout, 1st as a dad. pic.twitter.com/msHJxqsshp
— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) August 5, 2020
Coincidentally, it was also Jo Adell’s first game in the big leagues. A grand time was had by all. The Angels can really get rolling over the next two months and push the Houston Astros I believe. They’re an exciting team, and Mike Trout is still in his prime doing big things.