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Mike Trout once drove 2.5 hours to watch a storm, might get job with Weather Channel

Mike Trout -- largely revered as the greatest baseball player on the planet -- is one of many professional athletes who have a profound fascination in the weather. And, to be honest, "profound fascination" might be an understatement in the case of Trout.

A new piece over on Yahoo details the time that Trout slid into the DMs of Weather Channel meteorologist Jim Cantore.

"All of a sudden, I get this direct message from Mike Trout," said Cantore, the Weather Channel's voluble on-camera meteorologist and among the most trusted voices in forecasting today. "He's asking me about the storm. Not like, 'Hey, Jim, it's Mike.' He just went right into the details. He was genuinely curious about what the models said."

And the time that Trout hopped in the car (maybe one of the two he's won as the back-to-back All-Star Game MVP) and drove two and a half hours to watch a storm.

Once during spring training, Trout noticed on a model that Flagstaff, Ariz., was going to get blanketed with snow. The Angels had a day off, so Trout drove the 2½ hours north to watch the storm.

The Weather Channel and Trout have even entered into talks to have Trout moonlight as a field correspondent during the offseason, should a major storm head toward his hometown of Millville, N.J. Cantore even went on to say that he sees Trout chasing tornadoes one day and hopes to be able to work alongside him.

Basically, Mike Trout sees your "two-sport star" and raises you "best player in the game AND a professional scientist." He's so good at baseball that he's been able to leverage it to building a promising career in meteorology.

Your move, Bo Jackson.

[h/t Yahoo]