Mike Trout is capturing Dart hearts


Mike Trout robs J.J. Hardy of the Baltimore Orioles of a homerun on June 27, 2012.

Gage Bowles, Writer

Mike Trout has arguably been the best player in the MLB for the last seven years. He is flashy, professional, and the description of a perfect player. He is the player people show up to the ballpark to watch. Trout is also the player that manages to steal your affection. 

When people talk about their favorite player, Mike Trout is a name that you will hear most commonly. My love for baseball recently compelled me to listen in on a conversation about two people’s favorite players in baseball. To my astonishment, both students said Mike Trout was their absolute favorite. 

I will say I was puzzled by the student’s statements of Trout being their favorite player because I knew them not to be Angels fans. Usually, people will say their favorite player is someone on a team they root for. Therefore, I was a little startled to hear Trout’s name pop up in their conversation. I decided to investigate further on this matter. 

Jessie Higley and Kaylee Bowles are surprisingly some of the biggest baseball fans you will meet. I knew that in some of their sports discussions they would mention baseball. I decided to ask Jessie and Kaylee who their favorite players were, keeping in mind that Kaylee does not care too much for the MLB and Jessie is a Chicago Cubs fan. They both emphatically stated that Mike Trout was their favorite player. 

“I may be a Chicago Cubs fan, but Mike Trout is for sure my favorite player. How could you not like Mike Trout? He’s such a classy and amazing player”

Stated Jessie Higley.

“I have yet to meet someone who does not like Mike Trout in the slightest.” 

Mike Trout has managed to be my favorite player for the last 7 years. Ever since I became an Angels fan, Mike Trout has been my favorite player and, now, I am starting to see Mike become others’ favorites. You do not even have to like the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for the ‘Millville Meteor’ to be your favorite player. The next time you watch an Angels game, Mike Trout may become your favorite player.