Mike Trout teaches expert lesson in the art of sliding
Mike Trout has a lot of tools. He hits home runs, he makes unbelievable catches, he gives really nice Mother's Day presents ...
And during Friday's Angels-Red Sox game, he showed off another outstanding skillset: Sliding:
Trout was originally called out (because most humans born unto this Earth would be out in this situation), but the call was overturned upon further review. I mean, switching hands at the last minute and keeping the hand on until the leg gets on?
MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez caught up with the Angels outfielder after the game:
"I've done it before in the Minors. Usually it doesn't work. I got a bad jump. I saw the throw beat me and I knew he was going to tag me so I pulled my hand. I was surprised I kept my foot on the bag. It was kind of an awkward position for me."
Manager Mike Scioscia also weighed in on the moment:
"I'm happy to have replay, because it was almost like The Matrix the way he got around that tag. It was obviously a big slide and a big break."
That Trout, man -- that is one slippery fish (sorry).
Matt Monagan writes at night for Cut4. In his spare time, he travels and searches Twitter for Wily Mo Pena news.