Mike Trout doesn't get nervous ... except around Derek Jeter
Jered Weaver says he never sees 20-year-old Angels teammate Mike Trout look nervous on a baseball field. But Weaver said he saw Trout get nervous Monday -- when he saw his boyhood idol Derek Jeter sitting in the lunchroom in the All-Star clubhouse, with an empty seat next to him. With Weaver's encouragement, Trout went over and joined him.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- On the field, Jered Weaver says, Mike Trout never gets nervous.
In the American League All-Star clubhouse, with Derek Jeter nearby?
As CBSSports.com colleague Scott Miller wrote Monday, Trout grew up in New Jersey idolizing Jeter. He was a Phillies fan, but also a Jeter fan.
And when the 20-year-old Trout walked into the lunchroom Monday and saw an open seat next to the 38-year-olld Jeter, he wasn't sure what to do.
"He was a little nervous," Weaver said.
"Go sit down," Weaver told him.
So Trout went and sat down next to Jeter.
"It was great," Trout said Tuesday. "It was great to just sit down and eat lunch and talk to him."