The April 22nd, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including everyone talking about Trout facing off with Harper and much more…
The Story: Mike Trout and Bryce Harper sharing the field for the first time is something special.
The Monkey Says: Is it really that much more special than Trout and Cabrera sharing the field? I get the age connection between the two, but right now that is the only real commonality. Trout is the best player alive and Harper is “just” an All-Star who some think could be an MVP someday.
The Story: Enjoy the excitement of the first Trout-Harper series.
The Monkey Says: How can I enjoy it if I have to keep dealing with this narrative being crammed down my throat? It’s a nice coincidence, but it isn’t like these two were separated at birth or even know each other that well personally.
The Story: Trout and Harper comparisons may be a career-long thing.
The Monkey Says: Yes, because the media chooses to continue them even though there is very little reason to continue to do so. If a personal rivalry develops, great. Go for it. Otherwise, having the two play three games against each other every three years isn’t really enough to keep it going.
The Story: Mike Trout sent Bryce Harper a very pleasant text message in lieu of their first meeting.
The Monkey Says: OMG! A friendly text message! These two are bonded together forever in history now!!
The Story: Mike Trout trolled Bryce Harper’s hustle (maybe).
The Monkey Says: I’m not convinced that Trout is witty enough to actually have meant that as a troll so much as him just being aware of the overblown incident Harper was involved in the other day.
The Story: Nick Maronde was called up to take Josh Wall’s spot on the roster.
The Monkey Says: Yes, there was actual news yesterday… barely. We knew this was going to happen on Sunday, but it is now official. I’m sure you are all excited.
The Story: Nobody cares about Albert Pujols being on the verge of 500 homers and it is all baseball’s fault.
The Monkey Says: Because steroids, man! PEDs have ruined all enjoyable things in life! FAUX OUTRAGE!!!!!