Mike Trout is fucking good. Although he may be the most boring player in baseball (his hobbies include amateur meteorology; no lie), you can’t deny his greatness. A month into the 2021 season, Mike Trout is batting .407, is getting on base over 50% of the time, and is continuing his bid to be the greatest baseball player of his generation.
He’s so good that opposing MLB teams are desperate to find new and ridiculous ways to try to stop him. The Tampa Bay Rays decided that they would put four players in the outfield.
Rays implement 4 outfielders to defend against Mike Trout. All 4 playing deep and Mike hits it over their heads. pic.twitter.com/hhxnN5phh8
— Patrick O'Neal (@Patrick_ONeal) May 5, 2021
You have to give them credit for trying. But it doesn’t matter how many people you have in the field because Mike Trout will just hit it over them.
— MLB (@MLB) May 5, 2021
This dude is insane. Even though I joke about how boring Trout is, I have to respect a man who wakes up every day and goes to work without causing any drama. In the day and age of people like Lebron James running his mouth and destroying his league, the MLB is blessed to have an old-school great like Mike Trout.