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It's OK to ask players for autographs if you are currently standing on base with them

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout stand at second base in the first inning of their baseball game at Yankee Stadium, Sunday, April 27, 2014, in New York. The Yankees won 3-2. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) (John Minchillo/AP)

Back in 2011, a young Mike Trout, who was not yet MIKE TROUT, found himself standing on base next to a hero of his … Derek Jeter. As Trout recently told Dan Patrick, he asked Jeter for his autograph:
"I think I was on second base when I asked him, 'If I send a ball over, can you sign it?'" Trout recalled. He then added, "It's like a blur now. I don't even remember what I said because I was so nervous and so starstruck."

So … is it cool to ask for autographs as a player? On this week's Cut4Cast, Dakota Gardner, Gemma Kaneko and Matt Monagan say yes (11:27).
They also wonder if Anaheim should be considered part of L.A. (3:37), discuss Leslie Jones' favorite part of baseball (15:20), congratulate Tim Tebow on making the Eastern League All-Star Game (19:00) and choose patriotic walk-up songs in honor of the Fourth of July (23:56).
To listen to the full episode, find it on the Cut4Cast iTunes page or click play below:

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