Angels have second Trout bobblehead giveaway
ANAHEIM -- You can't find this on Baseball-Reference's Play Index, but it's safe to say there haven't been many 22-year-olds with two bobblehead giveaways.
Mike Trout's second was distributed on Tuesday, to all fans who showed up for the second game of the 2014 season against the Mariners.
"Most of my bobbleheads in the past haven't really looked like me," Trout said. "But I guess it kind of does, sort of. I have a big head. I don't know if that's my hair. But I like it. I'm not complaining. I'm just happy I have a bobblehead."
The bobblehead is the first of three Trout-related giveaways this season, in addition to a camo shirt (on May 15) and a replica gnome (July 18).
The first Trout bobblehead, distributed April 13 of last year, paid tribute to the center fielder's miraculous catch of a potential J.J. Hardy home run in Baltimore on June 27, 2012. The new one depicts Trout hatless and holding up his right index finger, with a silver base that represents his Silver Slugger Award and figurines to depict how he got each of the four legs of the cycle last year.
"I think it's actually pretty accurate, surprisingly," teammate and good friend Garrett Richards said. "Most bobbleheads you see, there's one or two things you see where you're like, 'Nah, that doesn't look like him.' But that's pretty accurate, with the wrist tape and the cleats, the color of the hair. I think it's pretty spot on. I think that's more accurate than usual."