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Monday's giveway: Trout's phone number

Posted on: February 28, 2011 8:22 pm
By C. Trent Rosecrans

Mike TroutSpring training offers the combination of preseason hype, unlimited time and the lack of pressure that allows teams to not only bond, but also to plan pranks.

The higher profile and younger the player, the bigger the target -- making Mike Trout an easy choice for veteran players. The 19-year-old outfielder is considered by most either the No. 1 or No. 2 prospect in all of baseball, along with Washington's Bryce Harper.

Angels veterans organized a surprise giveaway for fans at Tempe Diablo Stadium on Monday. Everyone in attendance received Trout's cell phone number.

Several times dung the game with the A's, the scoreboard showed Trout's phone number with the message -- "Fans call Angels' Mike Trout directly with your baseball questions," the Orange County Register reported.

Apparently Trout violated a the "speak-only-when-spoken-to" rule in a Monday-morning meeting.

"I deserved it, so I knew it was coming," Trout told reporters after the game.

The perpetrator was Jered Weaver, teammates tattled.

"I told [Weaver], 'Why'd you do it today?'" said Peter Bourjos, referring to the game with the A's that drew just 2,822 fans. "Do it when we're playing the Cubs."

Although Trout likely had a plenty of messages after the game, the phone number will promptly be changed, Trout said.

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Since: Dec 2, 2007
Posted on: March 1, 2011 12:52 am

Monday's giveway: Trout's phone number

Glad to see Jered Weaver is updating the otherwise 19th century gag humor of the usual clubhouse. A cell phone stunt is a nice upgrade to the tried and true hotfoot.

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: February 28, 2011 9:42 pm

Monday's giveway: Trout's phone number

Also- cant wait to to read all the "hazing" comments from CBSSPORTSLINE.COM's resident hippies where farting in a 1,000 foot radius of a rooke is considered hazing.

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: February 28, 2011 9:40 pm

Monday's giveway: Trout's phone number

If only Cowboy veterans did that when Dez Williams was being a rookie crybaby.

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