GIF: Mike Trout Robs Mike Trout of a Home Run

This comes courtesy of a comment from a previous Mike-Trout related post:


As I’m never one to ignore the filthy masses/turn down an idea for a post, I present Mike Trout Robbing Mike Trout of a Home Run.



Though I’m not quite sure what type of something this is, it is indeed something.

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14 Responses to “GIF: Mike Trout Robs Mike Trout of a Home Run”

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  1. SouthPawRyno says:

    Now all that’s left is to have him pitch the ball to himself from CF and we’d have the most complete gif in existence

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    • tz says:

      If anyone could outrun a ball that he threw from CF in time to take a swing at it, it would be Mike Trout.

      Or maybe Billy Hamilton. Except Hamilton knows better than to rob himself of a precious HR. Trout can afford to do that and still hit like Mike Trout.

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      • Mike Green says:

        Banknotes Harper ought to be in the bullpen with a contract for Trout to sign with his right hand while catching the ball with the left. Nope, scratch that idea- too much risk of damage to the wall from Banknotes.

        Incidentally, our Prime Minister is named Harper and is an economist by trade, but any similarity with Banknotes ends there.

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  2. Steve, forgetter of chips says:

    Where is the CKS meeting today?

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  3. reillocity says:

    For the sake of irony, could you also do one where the ball would have cleared the fence but title that GIF “Mike Trout robbing Mike Trout of a Double or Triple”?

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  4. TheMooseOfDeath says:

    We need a .gif of Mike Trout robbing Mike Trout of a home run, only to have Mike Trout’s throw back to the infield turn into Mike Trout hitting it out again, only to have Mike Trout rob Mike Trout again…

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  5. DerekJeterGiftBasket says:

    How about we have Yasiel Puig trying to throw himself out – he could be shown trying to stupidly take an extra base against himself, but he makes it because he hits the wrong cutoff man. Or how about Billy Butler grounding into a double play with himself on base. Or Zack Greinke trying to hit his own fastball…

    …the possibilities are endless…

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  6. We Want More says:

    What about Jose Canseco pitching to himself and hitting a home run off his own head? Someone has to be able to make this happen.

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    • Chaz Bono's Sweaty Gash says:

      What about Roger Clemens pitching a broken baseball bat chunk and having it land in Steve Yeager’s neck?

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  7. filihok says:

    Clayton Kershaw hitting a home run off of himself?

    Mike Trout robbing himself of a home run.

    These are baseball equivalents of immoveable objects and irresistible forces.

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  8. Josh B says:

    Mike Trout calculating his own WAR?

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  9. eddiegaedel says:


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  10. Schmohawks Bob says:

    HItter Mike Trout didn’t really get into that pitch, making it relatively easy for fielder Mike Trout to make that routine for him catch.

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  11. CPT says:

    JUST A HEADS UP this .gif is already makings it’s rounds through the internet:

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