Spring training is only a few weeks old, but Mike Trout’s swing is in midseason form.
Well, one of his swings, at least.
On Sunday, the Angels’ Twitter handle posted a video of the outfielder absolutely demolishing a golf ball at what appears to be a Topgolf location. Trout smashed the ball and watched it sail deep into the night, like it was just any routine, lame-ass baseball on a May home run swing.
Of course, the baseball world is always dazzled and encapsulated by the Feats of Trout. Here’s a little taste of what the Twitter machine, hungrier than ever for Trout content, thought of the drive:
There was a little part of me that hoped if you gave Trout a golf ball and club he would just stand there looking at it because it was too far out of the zone for him to swing https://t.co/1xW7rWIAZW
— Jeremy Frank (@MLBRandomStats) March 2, 2020
Seeing Trout crush that golf ball at Top Golf pop up like 50 times on my timeline makes me very happy
— MH Mock (@mockinyou) March 2, 2020
I cant stop thinking about Mike Trout hitting a golf ball now wow what was that lol
— Jessica Kleinschmidt (@KleinschmidtJD) March 2, 2020
the best part of this video is Trout’s knowing grin before hitting the ball like “you guys wanna see me hit this ball to the moon? haha okay if you insist!!” and then BOOM and then “haha I did it guys I hit the ball to another dimension don’t mind me!!!” pic.twitter.com/86s6rxkQK5
— Céspedes Family BBQ (@CespedesBBQ) March 2, 2020
Really, there’s apparently nothing the outfielder can’t do in life. He’s the best player in baseball — on an arc to be one of the greatest players, if not the greatest of all time — who makes mundane things seem absurd and vice versa. So here’s a short list of things we’d love to see Trout do next:
- Play no-limit Texas hold ’em
- Conquer an “American Ninja Warrior” course
- Play Mario Kart 64, Rainbow Road only
- Walk on the moon
- Play a Marvel superhero
- Fist fight Batman
- File his taxes
- Win a World Series
Well, if nothing else, Trout would give Happy Gilmore a run for his money. After all, he accomplished this feat no more than an hour ago.