Mike Trout decided it was time to play the circle game after Jose Fernández's home run
It's a game spoken of in hushed whispers across every schoolyard in the nation. "Don't look down," they say, their eyes pointed to the heavens. "Whatever you do, don't look down."
I'm referring, of course, to the circle game: The game where a friend makes a circle with his thumb and forefinger below his waist. Should you look, they get to hit you. It's simple, it's easy and it never stops. There was even an entire "Malcolm in the Middle" episode about it.
Mike Trout decided to bust it out during the Angels' 8-1 win against the Rangers on Wednesday night. After rookie Jose Fernandez hit a two-run homer, Trout was at the top of the dugout to welcome the runners. Except, instead of offering a high-five to Andrelton Simmons, who came around to score on the dinger, he was there with ... The Circle Game.
Got 'em! pic.twitter.com/6PFg0lqW9B- Cut4 (@Cut4) September 14, 2018
Turns out, Trout's too nice of a guy to get his well-earned punches. Which is just good thinking -- not just because it's mean to punch your friends, but Trout is, like, really strong and the Angels need Simmons to stay healthy on the field.