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I don’t know what the heck happened yesterday but I lost power. This post was supposed to be up then, but better late than never.
Mike Trout, along with Peter Bourjos and Torii Hunter, make up just about the filthiest outfield in the game. Yes, I know Mark Trumbo has mashed his way into the outfield sometimes, too, but when those three guys are out there they give gap hitters absolute fits.
In terms of speed, Trout was clocked home-to-first at 3.53 seconds—FROM THE RIGHT SIDE! Manager Mike Scioscia said Trout is “as fast as (he’s) ever seen.” To put Trout’s speed in perspective, Peter Bourjos, who is known as one of the fastest players in the game, has been clocked at 3.87 from the right side. Oh, and Angels right fielder Torii Hunter has won nine Gold Gloves and is widely known as one of the best center fielders of his generation. This is a formula for a ludicrously good outfield.
According to a short ESPN blog, Dan Haren says, “It was crazy from my point of view, when the ball goes up, to see them close ground like that. It’s pretty special. Those things, they change innings and they can change the game around.”
Trout, who hadn’t even been born yet when Griffey made his debut, rocks Griffey’s PROTB24, with the Trapeze web that Junior made famous. This glove is available, though Trout’s stitching is custom red.
On sunny southern California days, Trout wears the just released Oakley Radarlock Path sunglasses. He’s got a custom pair—white with red icons and what look like the Positive Red Iridium lenses. Though the style is available, there is nothing close to these color choices, though Oakley does mention that a custom option is coming soon for these.
Since there aren’t enough Trout highlights yet, I’ll use this as an excuse to blast you with Griffey highlights:
Here are the links:
Oakley Radarlock Path (Not his exact colorway but bad-ass nonetheless)