Millsville, NJ native and AL MVP candidate Mike Trout gave a fantastic interview to Yahoo! Sports’ Big League Stew’s resident ‘Answer Man’ Dave Brown that’s totally worth a read over your lunch break.
Brown runs the young Trout through the ringer with his trademark offbeat brand of questions, touching on a wide range of topics from the MVP race:
DB: I have a feeling how you're going to answer but: Is it starting to feel like you're in a horse race competition with Miguel Cabrera for MVP votes?
MT: Yeah, I get this a lot. Nah. He's having a great year. He's trying to get to the playoffs, which is the same thing I'm trying to do. I'm just going out there trying to do everything I can to help the team win. At the end of the year, if I win MVP or if I don't, there's still one goal in my mind and that's to get to the playoffs. All the individual stuff can come after the season.
To the goings-on in his hometown:
DB: This week, your hometown of Millville OK'd putting up Mike Trout banners throughout the city.
MT: Mmm hmm. I think they're up at, like, gas stations and other places around town. It's pretty crazy.
DB: You say they put up a banner at a gas station?
MT: Yeah, a gas station and this little supermarket we got. It's pretty surreal.
To The Boss:
DB: Being from New Jersey, you're legally required to enjoy Bruce Springsteen. What is your favorite memory of "The Boss"?
MT: Haha. Well, I'm not really a big Springsteen guy. I'll listen to the music, but ... I didn't really get attached to it as much as, like, country artists. That's really who I listen to.
And even… cannibalism?
DB: If someone in your family catches a trout, guts it, grills it and eats it, is that cannibalism?
The interview is totally worth a read. Mike Trout is already a pretty likeable guy, but the poise he shows and his sense of humor prove that he’s a superstar ready to break out.
Check out the full interview on Big League Stew.