By: Jeff Riger
Quick, log on to any sports website and it won’t take long for you to read a negative story. From DUI’s to PED’s, athletes seem to be in the news for all the wrong reasons these days.
Then there is Angels Superstar Mike Trout.
Trout is a rare breed. Not only is he one of the greatest players in the game but he also might be one of the most fan friendly too. Trout, before every game, home or away spends 10 to 15 minutes signing autographs, signatures that you can find online for hundreds of dollars.
It’s actually quite the scene, kids notice the star about to sign and they’ll do anything to be part of the action. “When I went to a game, I always wanted an autograph and when I didn’t get one I kind of remember that feeling and it’s just one of those things now when I see kids and people trying to get an autograph I try to sign everything” Trout said.
The center fielder knows he wont be able to sign for every autograph seeker but he tries to get in as many as he can. “You can’t” Trout said admitting it’s impossible to please everybody. “You just get a hand full of people who you try to sign for and then you end it at that. When it gets too crazy that’s when I stop, I don’t want no one to get hurt.”
For every autograph that Trout signs, there will be many that end up online with a price tag. Does this bother the superstar?
Check out the video to find out!