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People Who Fly Fish: Mike Trout

By July 9, 2012

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Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout (27) (5971760364)With a name like Trout, you know he's gotta be good with a stick in his hand.

Mike Trout has dominated headlines in Southern California this year with his stellar rookie season for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Along with being named to Tuesday's All-Star Game in his first season, Trout's Angels are an MLB-best 42-24 since he was called up from the minors.

During that span, the 20-year-old rookie is hitting .341 with 12 homers and 40 RBIs. Oh yeah, he also has a league-best 26 steals in just 29 attempts.

"I'm just trying to make things happen," Trout told the Associated Press after Sunday's win. "I'm trying to do my job, which is to get on base, score runs, steal some bags and put our team in situations where they can drive me in. I really feel comfortable out there."

So why are we writing about Trout on a fishing blog?

Well, trout's our latest edition to the "People Who Fly Fish" series, not only because of his name, because he is quite the outdoorsman when he's not tearing covers off baseballs.

As the Courier Post wrote last month: "Trout remains the same genuine, honest and sincere kid who set records and turned heads while playing at Millville High School. The 2009 Courier-Post Player of the Year and first-round draft pick still checks up on his old team, loves to hunt and fish, and firmly believes what he learned about the game as a kid is what has him playing in the bigs today."

Unfortunately for the outdoorsman in Trout, he's playing ball smack dab in the middle of one of the busiest metropolitan areas in the country ... and he won't get much of a break during the upcoming All-Star Break.

So I guess Mr. Trout will have to wait until the offseason to go after Mr. Trout again. Or he could always fly fly for carp next time he's in the Kansas City area.

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