Inspired by a kid he met at the Children's Hospital of Orange County, Mike Trout homered on the first pitch he saw
It's usually pretty hard for a baseball player to take request from fans. Unlike a band, which can just play your favorite song of theirs with a drop of a hat, a baseball player must overcome the other team do do something you want him to do like hit a home run, drive a run in from third or get a strikeout.
But, Mike Trout isn't like most baseball players. At age 26, he's already an all-time great and is in the midst of perhaps the best season of his career. During Saturday's Angels-Mariners game, Trout showed that he's capable of hitting home runs on request:
A year ago JJ met @miketrout at @chocchildrens & that day Trout became his hero. Tonight JJ got to see his hero before the game & asked him to hit a HR tonight. The first pitch Trout saw, he blasted out of the ballpark! JJ said this has been the best day of his life ❤ @Angels pic.twitter.com/CioBHWcx9F- Alex Curry (@Alex_Curry) September 16, 2018
And here's that homer that Trout hit simply because JJ asked him to do it:
If he keeps this up, every Mike Trout at-bat may well turn into the break between songs at a concert when every fan is shouting out requests.