In baseball, just like in life, there are two kinds of people: those who care about their surroundings and other people; and those who don’t.
That actually makes a huge difference in how each side acts in life, and in this case, on and around the field.
Time and time again, Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout has proved he is in the first camp.
Not only has he participated in numerous charity projects and activities, using his status as a global baseball star to help others, but he has shown that he cares about fans.
As always, we can see that in the little things.
While training, a ball was overthrown and hit a fan in the stands.
It was a young kid.
Perhaps another player would have kept on throwing and moved on with his life, not caring about the fact that a ball hit a young fan and that they may be in pain.
Not Trout, though.
“Class act of @MikeTrout to check on a young boy after he got hit by an overthrown ball during warmups. The boy was ok!” a fan tweeted.
Class act of @MikeTrout to check on a young boy after he got hit by an overthrown ball during warmups 👏🏼 the boy was ok! pic.twitter.com/R073S9dRze
— jenna. (@_its_jennuhh) March 5, 2023
You can see Trout chatting with the kid, worried about his state.
Fortunately, he had only a bruise to show for it.
And he got to meet perhaps the greatest player of his generation up close.
We would say it was a worthy tradeoff for the young fan.
Trout is entering his 12th full season in MLB, with 350 home runs and a slight chance to get to 400 if his health cooperates and he shows last year’s power stroke (he hit 40 in just 119 games).
He is capable of big things, and will try to get the Angels in the postseason for the first time since 2014.NEXT: Shohei Ohtani Is Putting On A Show In Japan