(28 April 2016 - 07:42 PM)@Chuckster70 No, he phoned it in. He was swinging no matter what. That's called phoning it in. He didn't care about the pitch. If you reply the video he's started swinging as the ball is released that's what makes it obvious. Face it Trout doesn't have the Killer Instinct to really be a feared player. Respected yes. Feared? Not so much.
(27 April 2016 - 10:15 PM)Today the team was winning in the bottom of the 8th, so Trout decides he'll give away his last at bat, denying Pujols a chance to drive in some extra runs. Just because the team is winning is not an excuse to give away an at-bat, I don't care if the team is winning by 10 runs, you still play the game right. He swung at a 2-1 pitch 1 foot outside like I a guy that was ready to go home. If he takes that obvious ball it's 3-1 then he either gets a fastball to hit or walks, and either way, wouldn't it be nice to see Pujols get a chance to hit a bomb, give the fans another great memory? Instead the last memory of Trout in the game is him striking out looking like a fool. He got lucky with a home run earlier, but that's no excuse to phone it in just because you want to go home. If he was as good as Bryce Harper, he wouldn't be satisfied with a 1-4 game, he would actually try to get a 2nd home run or give Pujols a chance to pile it on. Trout just doesn't have the killer instinct it takes to be a world champion. He carried the same attitude into the postseason in his so called "MVP" season when he refused to take his bat off his shoulders when the team needed him most. He'll never be as good as Barry Bonds, and I don't think he has the same drive to be the best that Bryce Harper does.
(21 April 2016 - 06:00 PM)Harper has proven he can play really well for a season. It's idiotic to claim you'd build a team around him over Trout at this point in time. Another consistently amazing year from Harper would make this a different conversation.
(11 April 2016 - 03:02 PM)And Yeah I'm well beyond 50. The ones with tattoos today that they're so proud of, may regret them when they reach my age, and their tats are a foot lower than they were meant to be.
(26 March 2016 - 10:39 AM)The smell of books makes some people need to poop. The Mariko Aoki phenomenon consists of the urge to defecate while visiting a bookstore. Originating in Japan, it is named after the woman who first publicized such an urge.
(20 March 2016 - 02:12 PM)Chuck Connors (The Rifleman) as a player for the Dodgers in 1952 hit a Home Run and ...
He played the 1952 season with the Los Angles Angels, where he is best remembered for his showboating than his playing ability. For example, after hitting one home run, he slid into second base, cart wheeled to third base, then crawled to home plate